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Sunday, 7 June 2009

A Flock of Birds

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Your body was my church
and when I made love to you
it was my prayer
sang the deranged monk

I was silent but not alone
in the depths of silence
there is always oneself

The court sat
and when the books were opened
out leapt the flames

A flock of red and yellow birds
against the grieving clouds
lit up the dying afternoon
like a tear from her eye

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus): photo by TheGirlsNY, 2009

Birds: Franz Marc
, 1914

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