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

Bird of being,   p. 35


Page 35

Bird Of Being
Almost every time out
at least once
it comes
when I stop to listen and look
standing still
in the dumb beauty of some waste place
some forgotten back lot
some weedy
haunt
even without hearing
the warbled song or seeing
the flash
of its red crown
or white throat it comes
in a rush
and lifts me on its holy wings.
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