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Young, George, 1938- / Bird of paradise: poetry
(2011)

The ornithologist's confession,   p. 14


Page 14

The Ornithologist's Confession
(for G.M.H.)
Can birds be a religion?
0 Vermilion Flycatcher, 0 Living
Fire-
this morning the forest is coruscating with eleven
kinds of green, and I'm climbing
into its raucous mist
looking for you
my Chevalier.
I have a mystical itch.
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