YURI DURAAN

Rookie - 57 Points (29 September 1970 / South Africa)

To Tame A Mockingbird - Poem by YURI DURAAN

They say a Mockingbird cannot be tamed,
it being a wild bird of song
free to disperse its affections to
whomever it so pleases -
singing on different perches,
windowsills
and maybe some steeples

It is recommended that, to attract a
Mockingbird to your backyard, you lay
out various fruits such as
mulberries
raspberries and
blackberries
(it seems all the berries of the rainbow)

I shall put out a pomegranate,
sliced in half,
laying bare the ripe, red fruits -
fruits of my soul,
the promise of a song -
a returned favour for the honour bestowed
on me by the visit....


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008



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