Beechwood — A Poem

To stand a moment

where light and shadow fall

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“Beechwood” — C.Birde, 5/16

like Autumn leaves in Spring

and, in so pausing,

hear

the flutter of

those caught-in-amber notes,

strung like beads of sunlight

upon sweet, scentless air,

is to better understand

the exchange

of Odysseus and the Sirens —

my need to listen,

captivated,

and Thrush’s need

to sing.

 

— C.Birde, 5/16

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