Learn More

Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Magpies


Along the road the magpies walk
with hands in pockets, left and right.
They tilt their heads, and stroll and talk.
In their well-fitted black and white.

They look like certain gentlemen
who seem most nonchalant and wise
until their meal is served - and then
what clashing beaks, what greedy eyes!

But not one man that I have heard
throws back his head in such a song
of grace and praise - no man nor bird.
Their greed is brief; their joy is long.
For each is born with such a throat
as thanks his God with every note.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do you like this poem?
12 person liked.
3 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Magpies by Judith Wright )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Bluebird, Charles Bukowski
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Clown in the Moon, Dylan Thomas
  8. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Pain and Love Thoughts, Tiger Auntunette
  2. THE PROXY, michael walkerjohn
  3. Soul and air, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  4. Flowers, Clovisvaldo Marques Baleeiro
  5. My Poetic Existence, saint cynosure ( Ken Bennigh ..
  6. Safety In Dreams, Is It Poetry
  7. Death defies planning., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  8. Vanaprastha, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  9. Broken vision, Lubinda Lubinda
  10. Two hands to kill, hasmukh amathalal
[Hata Bildir]