Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Falling notes

the days shorten
the leaves aglow
the autumn bird sings his song
twee -eeee -eeoo
a major full step down and then
the final -ee moving into a minor third
with the -oo end of the last note dropping out of key
rendering it melancholy and somewhat mysterious
but the bird himself is brown and ordinary
no special marks
no crest or lines
but his beak opens
and the notes fall again and again and again

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The day is rotten
The leaves are burning
The autumn birds droppings have
Hit my head...eee yech
I fall down one step and then
A third , wish I could get my hands on that dirty bird