Bird Song, Early Morning by John Grey

Let the song

take root in the air


at the ear

and in the depths

let it be heard


regenerate a disordered heart



the dullness that refutes melody


relieve the pain

the atonal gorges on


let it be sung

again and again


without trimming one note

one precious chord


the songs persistence





in thrall to birds

who consider it

a tune worth flying for.
Photo by Pixabay on

About the Poet:

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, “Leaves On Pages” “Memory Outside The Head” and “Guest Of Myself” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review.

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