Listen

constable_rainbowJohn Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837)
Landscape with double rainbow

 

Look at six eggs

In a mockingbird’s nest.

Listen to six mockingbirds
Flinging follies of O-be-joyful
Over the marshes and uplands.

Look at songs
Hidden in eggs.


Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967)

 

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Choices

tree bullfinch durer

Three Studies of a Tree Bullfinch, Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528)

I go to the mountain side
of the house to cut saplings,
and clear a view to snow
on the mountain. But when I  look up,
saw in hand, I see a nest clutched in
the uppermost branches.
I don’t cut that one.
I don’t cut the others either.
Suddenly, in every  tree,
an unseen nest
where a mountain
would be.

for Drago Štambuk
by Tess Gallagher