Jennie Feldman, The Pink Bird

pinkbird

How to get a grip – scant-toed
chick number twenty-one
at Bowman’s Lodge (Holloway),
dislodged unfledged pink
& clueless – sixty-odd years on?

Eye skyward, whence come
fantastical figments
marvellous skews that fly
thin air against our limits.
Flap-flap absolomly alone

but chirping – to every passing
aloneness – larky fables
to take us in. Look: There is
no more trouble ahead
Sorrow or any such thing.

Jennie Feldman, Three Birds from a seires of imaginary birds by Edward Lear.
PN Review 206, Volume 38 Number 6, July – August 2012.

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