Eugene Levich

A Little Bird - Poem by Eugene Levich

A little bird alights
Outside my window.
It is gray and white
Perhaps with a touch of yellow.
It's the size of a hummingbird.
I can't find its name
In Sibley,
Or Peterson.

All the larger birds I know
But this little one escapes me.
It, like happiness,
Arrives for a moment,
Then flits away
In an instant.
Like happiness
It is elusive and mysterious
I cannot find it
No matter where I gaze.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds, depression, happiness, nature, sadness

Comments about A Little Bird by Eugene Levich

  • Bri Edwards (6/10/2016 5:18:00 PM)

    perhaps a female yellow-rumped warbler? perhaps an immature individual? perhaps an anomaly? perhaps too much schnapps?

    some find finding and holding onto happiness easier than others do. i do not seek happiness, but contentment. i think i would be disappointed if i felt i had to be happy in order to be content.

    did you know that depression/sadness can sometimes be cured by careful applications of pizza and ice cream to one's diet? ?

    this shall be my second pick of yours for June 2016 showcase on my PH site. thanks for letting me borrow some.

    bri :)
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    Eugene Levich (6/11/2016 6:44:00 AM)

    Yes, a yellow-rumped warbler! And you are a philosopher as well as a poet, bird watcher, and gourmet! I shall take your wisdom to heart and your pizza and ice cream to belly. Thanks!

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/6/2016 6:56:00 AM)

    A very observant view of a bird and comparing it with elusive happiness that seems to be always in flight. I enjoyed reading this poem as I love watching birds too (they fascinate me) . (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

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