Cathedral morning arises with solitude its only companion
As a lone white crowned sparrow sings in blushed rose dawn
Waiting and listening for the yellow canary
Whose wistful voice breaks, imprisoned in a gilded cage

The sparrow free, dreams of the divine balance
And the gifts offered to the caged bird
A carefree life, a safe place to rest,
Never fearing the fierce hawk’s talons

But the canary trapped, yearns for liberty,
To soar in a turquoise cloud swept sky,
Cool wind ruffling feathers, flying free
Embracing the thrill of a new morning,
Wondering if indeed it will be — its last.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

For Kerry’s Skylover Word List

17 Comments on “Perspective

  1. Oh yes, this is exactly it, each seeing advantages in the other’s situation……….I vote for cageless, no matter the terrors. Smiles. Happy New Year, Linda.

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  2. I was immediately captivated by the descriptions in your opening lines.. The two birds, one caged one free creates an archetypal dynamic which offers layers of meaning.
    Thank you for writing to my Skylover Wordlist.

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