Magpies Poem by Judith Wright


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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.

Mini Judith Wright 05 June 2018

From the moment I layed my eyes on this poem I fell in love, thank you for sharing your wonderful poem.

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nig 06 November 2021

kill urself u fat u literaly do nothing all day and u on my dat occk

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SUS MAN 08 June 2022


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Koala 23 May 2021

This is an amazing poem! Great Job!

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quextion! 25 October 2020

What is this poems form? E.g. a free verse, ballard, sonnet, etc.

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Lauren 07 November 2021

This is a Sonnet, because it is 14 lines.

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cawww 25 October 2020

what is this poems form? E.g. a ballard, haiku, sonnet, free verse etc.

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Lauren 07 November 2021

THis is a sonnet

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Ninja 11 June 2019

What does the poem mean

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sussy kola 16 June 2022

magpies are vegan

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Judith Wright

Judith Wright

New South Wales / Australia
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