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Songbird

November 23, 2014

‘Songbird’ is the title of this week’s poem:

You were the first
to see me for what I was,
a canary in a cage.

You would take me out,
but a bird with broken wings
cannot learn to fly,

even in the arms of a lover
with enough free spirit for two.

You were my light,
my air, my insight
to the world outside.

The day you ceased to call
I fretted, lost my singing voice.

‘Songbird’ was inspired by a trip to Palau Guell in Barcelona and first published in ‘Masquerade’ which can be downloaded for free from http://www.smashwords.com/view/profile/JudithLesleyMarshall

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