Quills and Feathers

from Sturnella Neglecta (Western Meadowlark)

"Song: short rich whistles speeding up to

rapid bubbling jumble." —K. Kaufman

ah, to be a meadowlark again

and to sing to the spring

asIalwaysdid

no

words

no

poem

canevercapturemystories

figuring me on a fence post

isthebestyoucando

Meadowlark, Western

Sturnella neglecta

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Notes

Apparently the writer's sole poetic talent here is running words together in some pale imitation of "jumbling" bird song. For the poem is certainly an abject failure in its attempt to "capturemystories." Come now, Mr. Gannon, is this "thebestyoucando"? (No wonder the poem is unpublished.)

Bibliographical information

Author: Gannon, Thomas C.

Book: Sturnella Neglecta (Western Meadowlark)

Date: [2004]

Publisher: unpublished poem

Project Information

Genre: Poetry