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Friday, March 02, 2012

Poetry Friday--"The Cardinal"


We had a little snow yesterday and there's nothing like snow to point out the unexpected color in the world!

Here's a little poems by Henry Carlile from Bright Wings: an Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds, edited by Billy Collins [821 COL].
The Cardinal

Not to conform to any other color
is the secret of being colorful.

He shocks us when he flies
like a red verb over the snow.

He sifts through the blue evenings
to his roost.

He is turning purple.
Soon he'll be black.

In the bar's dark I think of him.
There are no cardinals here.

Only a woman in a red dress.
Fly on over to Dori Reads for this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up.

Photo by alex ranaldi.

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