Thursday, February 12, 2015
DMC: "Dear Maggenpie" by M. H. Barnes
Dear Maggenpie, oh magpie dear,
Your song is heaven to my ear.
Enraptured by your melody,
I sing your praise adoringly.
A Siren, you beguile, entrance…
Poor heart! I never stood a chance.
This helmet is my badge of shame
for when you swoop and scream my name.
I watch you nesting up above
and though you don’t return my love,
all’s well, my dear – I don’t feel slighted.
© 2015 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
Australian Magpie Singing
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David Elliott has challenged us to write a letter poem this month. Click HERE for details.
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