Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

Augury - Poem by Richard George

Gulls, I thought first; but they don't
skein like the grey-shirt bully-boys,
and these wings, ragged-edged
as sails the morning after Trafalgar
challenged Audubon. As though in Rome
I grappled with ignorant
geometries of flight-path
for the words to describe the future,
the innocence of a plague
across steppe, snow and sea that kills its messenger.

The bird of death is a no-bird.

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  • (10/28/2005 5:44:00 PM)

    Beuatiful imagery in this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005

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