Poetry as the Mockingbird Sings

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“My heart is like a Mockingbird, it sings of your enthralling soul every now and then. And, even when I yearn to evade the lyric. I can’t. Because, as it turns out, it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” 
― Mohit Kaushik |Yenugwar|

Poetry as the mockingbird sings
though fraught with a bent and broken wing
a voice of faith and belief all will be well
once the torment has swelled and eased
praying gentle rain will soothe, bring relief
for though this fragile body is failing
and now forever earthbound
someday this soul will soar ever higher
into the arms of the billowy clouds
then I– the poet will be the poetry
as the delicate wind carries me
so listen for my song’s whisper
floating on the evening breeze.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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31 Comments on “Poetry as the Mockingbird Sings

  1. “then I– the poet will be the poetry as the delicate wind carries me so listen for my song’s whisper
    floating on the evening breeze,” … Sigh this is utterly exquisite, Linda! ❤️

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  2. Oh this is very beautiful, Linda. I especially love the description of the mockingbird with bnt and broken wing, but with the belief all will be well. I try to cling to that belief too, though some days it is harder, given our current global scenario.

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  3. We don’t have mockingbirds over here and I would love to hear one in real life. I wonder how many poets’ songs whisper on the evening breeze.

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  4. Such a beautiful poem! My favourite line is
    “the poet will be the poetry
    as the delicate wind carries me”

    Liked by 3 people

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