Beautiful Black Bird

by Bella Lori Gagnon   July/2002   Churchill, MB

beautiful black bird black beautiful
satiny sable plumage flashing
steel indigo iridescence gleams
beady eyes scrutinize
titanic songster Corvidae

caw, caw, caw, discordant melody
forlorn melancholy cadence

beautiful black bird black beautiful
flapping enchantingly across roofs
flock and squabble, raucous laughter
opportunistic winter survivor
garbage picking consumers

caw, caw, caw, discordant melody
forlorn melancholy cadence

beautiful black bird black beautiful
a murder of dancing winged ones
haunting gray misted bone yards
black shadows on lily pale sepulcher
ominous company to the long departed

caw, caw, caw, discordant melody
forlorn melancholy cadence


© copy right 2011 by Bella Lori Gagnon
all rights reserved

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