Tom J. Mariani

Rookie (January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

Birds Fly - Poem by Tom J. Mariani

A little too tall for me
Beautiful flowing hair
Over a tailored jacket

Purse and matching - - - - - -

Those long legs
Then she turned
I saw the face with

The same sharp crisp lines
The rest of her had promised

She went walking by - - - - -
Not for me
Just to get by

The strides

The way her jacket swung
Draping her as she walked

It was like watching a bird
Through your shaded window
As it pauses on your lawn

Unless something makes a noise
Then birds fly


Comments about Birds Fly by Tom J. Mariani

  • (12/14/2007 3:14:00 PM)


    I like the first part of this with its flow and swing and pauses. Don't know exactly what to make of the comparison with the bird and the noise. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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