Is Spring Over Yet? Please Say YES!
As our years increase
Our days grow longer and our nights grow shorter
until we find ourselves
greeting the dawn accompanied by citybird song
in the veriest AM.
There is a sort of songbird here
that tunes his six-note fall
of none too melodic pipes at four AM
and continues to serenade the neighborhood
At least there is a certain melodic effect – he tries!
Indeed, he does.
For several months, anticipating Spring,
I awake remembering Kipling and “On the Road to Mandalay.”
You know, where “the dawn comes up like thunder” –
only it is not “outer China cross the bay,”
it is the echoing thunder of thousands and thousands
of fat city pigeons and little grey doves
shaking the city’s sprawl, rivaling the traffic sounds
with thundering coos.
In Buenos Aires, our dawn
also comes up like thunder, whether we like it...
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