Sunday, April 01, 2012

poets are like birds

poets are like birds
pulling words like worms from earth
singing poems
singing "fee-bee fee bee/chick-a-dee-dee"

pulling words like worms from earth
brown thrasher couplets on telegraph poles
singing "fee-bee fee bee/chick-a-dee-dee"
I lean on the kitchen windowsill, watching

brown thrasher couplets on telegraph poles
now the baby is awake
I lean on the kitchen windowsill, watching
the joyful bouncing flight of poets and birds

now the baby is awake
hungry and needy I hold her, seeing
the joyful bouncing flight of poets and birds
dishwater and soap clinging to my hands

by W.M. Kibler

1 comment:

Serena said...

A poet I have not heard of. Thanks for sharing this. If you feel like linking up your poetry posts during April, please drop full links here: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2012/04/welcome-to-the-2012-national-poetry-month-blog-tour.html