Bird Watchers Rebuttal
They say birds sing
just to defend
Scientists with their over-incubated
solutions for everything.
Why then, do birds not sing like lions
Or cannons booming, or bombers
Instead of angels, or sublime
Or prodigies of the flute and piccolo?
If the thrasher's concert high on a
Replete with trills and burbled
Says, "Stay Back!" Why does my
(In Wordsworth's phrase), "Leap up"
to hear him sing?
They've found the brass to cheap up everything.
Such the pi right of practicality:
"The odor of the rose just
draws the bee.
That your love for it matters is a dream,
As for its red, the passion you think you
Has nothing whatever at all to do with
That's only there for flagging
Whose throats are "rubied," for no
Then attracting mindless mates in
Bunk! That garnet glow is Nectar's
Drinking God's wine creates that
And makes them hum and makes
glad thrashers sing
And makes me drunk with joy to
Copyright © 2006 Gene Pinkney
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