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“Flights of Fancy & Plumes for Thought”

First, the inspiration for this poem:

I’ve held a lifelong love of birds. I’ve owned many (among my mother, sister, and me, we’ve had parakeets, lovebirds, cockatiels, an African grey, moluccan cockatoo, double-yellow naped Amazon, and a blue & gold Macaw), my grandfather used to feed and watch the birds around his house (binoculars and the Audubon’s field guide to north American birds (which I inherited) were never Continue reading →


I lack the courage
To forsake this bondage
Confined by shame
Myself to blame

Scars I won’t expose
Once my pain’s ambrose
Now life’s great inhibitor
Leaving me embittered

Tweet from Poets House (@poetshouse)

Poets House (@poetshouse) tweeted at 0:01 PM on Sat, May 04, 2013: Today is a trumpet to set the hounds baying. / The past is a fox the hunters are flaying. ~Campbell McGrath ( What a great quote! I had to share it.