A Bird Now Gone



No bird remains to sing his song
so silence pounds the whole day long

in beat with memory of the day
I clapped to make him go away.

The fault, it clearly lies with me,
the bird was what the bird should be.

Now I live knowing I was wrong…
to want to silence any song.

About this poem

My follow up to Robert Frost's 'A Minor Bird'

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Written on April 12, 2014

Submitted by jeffbresee on August 02, 2021

Modified on April 21, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB CC AA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 261
Words 56
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2

Jeff Bresee

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