Riehlife Poem of the Day: Stephen Kuusisto “The Mockingbird on Central”
Meet Stephen Kuusisto Professor, Author, Speaker, Blogger, Disability Advocate...POET.
This bird who lands in the oak tree
Is both a comedian and a natural fact:
In a hundred-years house
We awaken to a sweet thing,
A motor of avian laughter
Ten feet from our curtain.
This is fortune. He sings “La Paloma,”
Noel Coward, Tonight at 8:30.
What precocity, a bird half the size
Of an Anjou pear
Who flirts like Galli-Curci,
Shows off like Caruso,
And all from an oak branch
Swaying above our porch.
O how he brags at 3 a.m.!
O how he imitates the happiness of others!
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