Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Birds in The Eye of the Hurricane

Many species of bird
maintained a steady speed
in the eye of the hurricane

birds from every nation
of every plume
gathered and flew

they organised formations
made patterns
the stillness comforted them

strong birds
steered young birds
some sang as they tired

the birds were a painting
turquoise orange yellow and speck -
their own rapture

small swift birds skirted
slow ponderous birds
a bird crowd beyond species
they moved as one
they flew
neck and neck
beak beside beak

a cluster of hope

© S.O. Fasrus

Hurricane Florence is slashing the Carolinas in the opening act of a 3-day, coastal disaster

Birds in the eye of a hurricane

S.O. Fasrus: Social Justice Campaigner & Social Research Interviewer. Her verse and poems; some comic; satirical; and serious; can be found online. Recent poems are in New Verse News, Culture Matters, and Poems for Grenfell Tower.