Posted by: Ross Gardner | May 29, 2021

On the loquacity of the starling

Various Leavings

Outside my door I sometimes find

A curlew gargling in some

Marshy corner I can’t quite see.

Or a woodpecker exchanging trees

For telegraph poles.

Or a time-machine and listening

For a World War bomb

Plummeting to earth.

Or just a starling splattering

Guano on the bonnet of my car.

© Ross Gardner


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