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

Migration,   p. 24


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Migration
On a winter night walking Abby, our
golden retriever,
high up
in the galaxy, I caught
a faint tinkling sound,
almost inaudible,
of a myriad of unseen winged things
like smoke blowing north-
a singing.
The full moon,
so steady in the sky, shuddered in the pond.
By morning spring had come.
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