Literature Bird – Write Me a Poem

Magic Fish Dreaming

Literature Bird, by Geson Rathnow

This bird of paper and feathers
sings, ‘Write me a poem
make me from words or letters
on my body like
grans
mer att.

Perhaps imagine
my textures
stone, feather
paper maiche
and find poetic
ways to make someone feel me
through your words.

Maybe you love shape poems
and will make you poem
just like a wing
or a feather.

Maybe think of other literature
birds
like Edgar Allan Poe’s Raven
or a sparrow with Thumbelina
or a bird that your gran likes?

Maybe I am nothing like those birds
or perhaps I am just the same?
Compare me.

Do you know a famous poet
who likes to call for me everyday?
Perhaps we can have a conversation?

Perhaps you could imagine how I might
sing.
Does my bird song sound like this att att
mer mer?

Do you have a chorus for me,

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