Monday, 29 June 2015

Bird to bird

My heart in hiding, stirred for a bird – Gerard Manley Hopkins

as dreams migrate
the quote of a poet
flits at first ray
to awakening mind.

it wings its way
through the sky
to the heart’s nest.
feeds me beak to beak

the ingested worm of words.
I drink from her
splashed feather breast
dew carried through the air.

in a flutter of breath
on the precipice edge
slaked, I chirp, twitter, coo
the Lauds of first light.




From: McGregor Poetry Anthology 2013

Published by African Sun Press in association with the McGregor Poetry Festival
ISBN number 978-0-620-62302-5


The Poet:


Dorian Haarhoff (1944- ) is a poet, story-teller and mentor, passionate about imaging innate creativity. He believes in the power of metaphor to create new ways of being. A former Professor of English, he has participated at Poetry Africa, SA and at a Poetry Festival in Colombia, South America. He has written seven volumes (Poemegranites the most recent) and recorded a poetry CD. His wordshops are based on his text The Writer’s Voice.