That birdsong stakes a claim
for land and territory,
for status and sex,

comes as no surprise
to those of us who’ve tuned in
to human conversation.


Philip Rush
Pic: Claire Palmer

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One Response to Birdsong

    1. This fine work is an example of a poem saying in six lines
      what a novelist might take a chapter – or more – to dally with.
      Even the most seemingly banal pop song can do the same thing
      sometimes. Claire Palmer’s peacock strutting its stuff on the
      dining table is the perfect visual metaphor and makes me
      think of Gatsby.

      Comment by jeff cloves on 17 October, 2018 at 6:51 pm

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