Friday, August 18, 2006


Attempting to maintain dignity
in the face of a sudden influx of sparrows
he stands his ground, valiantly
defending the bread he was enjoying
alone, until the onslaught of this avian battalion.

August 2006

Artist/Colin McCahon


Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Mmmm, lovely poem and imagery. How long can he hold out and keep his bread, I wonder? One old warrior against a whole battalion of young bloods, no? Sometimes life feels that way too, like a battle to keep whatever we think we've gained. Thanks for a thought provoking post!

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