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’ve written this poem as a salutation and pledge to the new characters whose stories I’ll be telling, as I’ve begun a new prose project. Hopefully, someday, this will be a novel, one I’ll complete, as these characters and stories have been begging to be written for awhile now. with that, here it is:
With felicitous greetings I bid
welcome and salute you,
friends of mine new!
Together may our long journey
be pleasant and sweet,
with pages filled no small feat.
Sincerely now I make this pledge:
I shall strive to be, as litterateur,
always true to your story and character.
With caring tenderness, as a mother,
upon the page your lives I’ll create:
you’ll choose your gait, but I your fate.
As your creator, I will love and nurture,
be the navigator of your flight,
accompany you through every plight.
Thus you’ve received my salutation,
along with my honorable pledge;
I’ll not abandon no matter the depths we dredge.
Greetings and well met!
Let our pleasures be mutual as the
Muse guides us upon path.
Come, let us embark!