Friday, March 10, 2017

Winter Finch by Jane Yolen and Ted Lewin

Winter Finch

The goldfinch,
little gambler,
                       has spent his summer color.
He turns up    
at my feeder  
         in his winter wings,
         shabby as a beggar 
 on a city street.

I know that     
                       when the luck of spring winds
               returns his gambler's vest
       he will pick through 
the seeds            
      I spread before him 
as carelessly       
                  as if they were dollar chips. 

                                                   --Jane Yolen

                                                  Bird Watch

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