Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Odd Bird

painting by Akiko Watanabe

Odd Bird

Among the starlings,

A crow pretends

To be a starling.

Is this startling?

No, that crow must

Love a starling

So much that it has left

Its avian tribe bereft.

O, crow,

Go play and pray

With your ad-hoc flock,

And the rest of us,

Daring and darling,

Will do the same

With all of our starlings.

Sherman Alexie

Posted over on Poemeleon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the Sherman Alexie poems and book excerpts and articles you've made available, about 245 poems/excerpts/articles of them so far (that's how I stumbled on this site.....), keep them coming, I LOVE Sherman Alexie as well, watch his film The Business of Fancydancing, it's mindblowing