of Congress Square
from red brick perches
to light on leathered limbs,
receiving their daily bread,
the bread of understanding—
the truth behind
For a moment,
the heart of the city
pulses with joy.
18 Dec 09
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LOL! LOVE this! Thank you, WHOEVER YOU ARE! xoxo!
You're welcome starr and I decided to put my name on this :)
pretty nice reflection
Thanks DL, much appreciated.
Excellent! This is not only about the birds but shows a real understanding of a fellow-poet's heart.
Paul, thanks! A sweet little tribute to Da Flock from Da Block! :-)
Thank you Isabelle. I really value that comment.
starr--you're welcome again :)
there's obviously a connection between pauls and starr.
not sure if alight was the intended word in L5
but light works almost as well.
i enjoyed the 3rd verse muchly
it has more than one meaning for me.
a nice poem to have someone write for you.
nice poem and tribute-
my only suggestion
would be to omit 'their' from line 6...
what do you think?
other than that, good write
Thanks for the feedbac billy. I thought of using alight but I think light itself carries a double meaning.
JK, thanks for reading. I have read this several time with and without "their" and like it better with.
billy, you have to understand that Starr is the Bird Man where he lives, he has a flock of wild pigeons that land on him and he can ride his bike with them on his shoulders, head, hands...ask him to send a picture, it's really very cool.
The truth will come to light or lets say the truth will out... Merchant of Venice
PaulS you surely are the cornucopia of thoughts and wisdom behind them in your copious writings as you scan the range of subjects at p/c... first this then that ... you can't be put in a box... j.g. smiles
Thanks for the gracious comment goeszon, it is much appreciated.
Oh this is too darling. Very adorable ^^
S.T.B.Y. = Sucks To Be You. Grow some balls and get a life. :-)
Well, the important people like starr. starr is a good writer. So whomever you may be, unknown, you're comments do not matter one bit.
I love it, too. It's not mysterious, but plain in a soothing way.
thank you laura352, I appreciate the sentiment.
Thanks aurelius, I appreciate your take on this.
Lovely elegy for the living.
Thank you Nic--much appreciated.