Phurpa Wangdi

Veteran Poet - 1,565 Points (03/03/1996 / trashi yangtse, Bhutan)

Birds - Poem by Phurpa Wangdi

a bird beautiful
sings a song
a song that praises his beauty
heard by all, all of them

somewhere distant
a bird not so colorful
whispers but a sad tune
unheard to all

the sky is his
the ocean is his
with his beauty
he disappears anywhere

it sings and sings
day after day
feeling more bright
until he can no longer sing

and suddenly a day comes
a man with a net arrives
before even sure of the action
he finds his way into the net

there he is
caged in a cage
out in a place so busy
so noisy he just cant take it

and now the birds understand
what beauty really is
singing sad tune stops so suddenly
proud for the first time of his color

beauty is but a danger
the only thing the caged birds think
now they sing
a song of freedom

yearning to fly
yet they wings are tied
a space merely not enough
it sing but a sad tune

Topic(s) of this poem: birds


Comments about Birds by Phurpa Wangdi

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2015 11:23:00 AM)


    Somewhere distant with the muse of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 20, 2015


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