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Zindel, B. (2003). Birdtime: Dedicated to Mannie Ghent. Psychoanal. Perspect., 1(1):91-91.

(2003). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 1(1):91-91

Creative Literary Arts

Birdtime: Dedicated to Mannie Ghent

Bonnie Zindel, C.S.W.

A bird flies off into the drowsy sky

Then calmly dawdles back

A robin in birdtime

A bird no less than an evening comet

Eats from the flower

So mysterious a miracle

In its fragility and merciless beauty

On a marriage of pattern and form

For a short time only, it rests and soaks the view

The blue sky above the summer breeze

And sings too-weet-woo-too, too-weet-woo-too

And then the bird of wonder flies away

A soaring duet of flying wings

No shoulds. No coulds. No what its.

She thinks the bird will be there forever

But it is not

The wanderer of infinite grace

Comes together and separates

Dropping in for a visit and dropping away

Where is the bird going? Will it come back?

She wants it to return. What is this creature?

People mull around and confer.

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