Gayle Sweeney

(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

A Bird On The Wire


Beyond a bird on the wire
Is a sky of light blue triumphing sapphire.
I looked up at the sapphire and the bird
Thinking if I could only sing a song of sunshiny words.
The sound would be as pretty perhaps as a tree in a breeze.
The facets of cool green leaves
On some closeby boughs reach higher and higher.
Shining under the golden sun and sapphire.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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  • Smoky Hoss (1/26/2012 7:58:00 PM)

    This is such a pretty poem; and I love that line: ... sing a song of sunshiny words., that is so good, it takes me to far away places of wonder.
    Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (1/22/2012 5:14:00 PM)

    For some reason this reminds me of childhood- a shiny time with no blots upon the rainbow (mostly) . Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (10/13/2011 4:20:00 PM)

    You preserve brief jewels and globules of descriptions with words. Read mine -Sunlight's World -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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