August 15, 2020

A Blue Bird in Providence

posted on: Thursday March 5, 2020

A bluebird standing on a wooden post in a wintery day

Photo courtesy of unsplash.com

by Sean Tobin ’20

I saw a blue bird, stoic on a branch
in the wide based dogwood tree.
He shivered there in the cold and
braved the wind, as I watched at him
behind smudged glass: free
to fly but there to stare at my affair.
Mr. Blue Bird, you do not know what
you mean or why you stayed ten
minutes long, but wrong am I to
disregard your vigil without strut.
You were put there for my sake.

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