What do Birds Say?

Friday, a sparrow cried:

‘Me! Me!’

That was difficult.


Saturday, it was: ‘You!’

I liked this no better.


On Sunday I heard

The Sparrow say,

‘We!’ Bird and I

Enfolded together:


Syrinx, logos, feather cry.

from Sparrow Tree (Bloodaxe, 2011), © Gwyneth Lewis 2011, used by permission of the author.

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