Bird Of Paradise Sonnet



Bird of Paradise, feather among leaves,

To the earthy soil I am bound and tied.

Anchored by claws of roots and weighty sheaves,

My spirit flies among the birds that glide.

My sprawled pinions verdant, tail feathers pied,

A crest of orange crowned is my disguise.

As winds breathe hope and new life, then subside,

Seeds are sown and grown right before my eyes.

My vision is centered, strong are my arms,

I feed the hungry and withstand their sting,

I greet the sunrise, and bathe in rainstorms.

Wildflowers fret and speak of blight all spring,

But Paradise shuns foreboding such plight.

Proud is my nature, I stand strongly bright.
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Submitted by silverstohn on January 12, 2022

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A B A B B C B C X D X D E E
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 644
Words 136
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Marie Helen Abramyan

Marie Helen Abramyan is a Los Angeles based songwriter, author, sociologist and poet. She is the founder of the award winning musical band Lyrics of Two. Her poems almost always deal with things relating to nature. Marie Helen’s poetry has been published in various magazine and newspapers. Her songs have topped many radio and music charts and earned various music awards. Marie Helen is also the founder of Lyrics Of Two Publishing.   Marie Helen has also written hit songs for international pop stars and now for country music artists as well. After founding Lyrics Of Two she has used her skill to bridge the gap between the genres of pop, rock and country. All of Lyrics Of Two's songs are written by Marie Helen. She the author of a children's book titled The Tales Of The Helpful Friends And the Garden Show, and a poetry book with a collection of her seasonal poetry titled Celebrating The Holidays & Seasons With Poetry & The Smaller Things In Nature. more…

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