Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Small poems are fun to write
So in two hours' time I'll be going to a supervisor meeting to see how much work these things need before they turn into something awesome. I'm quite fond of a bunch of them, maybe because they remind me of a good time or someone I like. This one does neither of those things, it is about birds, snow, and seeds.
[Rolling back the blind uncovers]
Rolling back the blind uncovers
a courtyard changed by snow
(last night a loft of pigeons
patrolled a continent of seed,
baiting coal tits or blue tits
that hustled round their hindfeathers,
pecking at the scraps), breath melting
in rorschach blots on the cold glass.