It’s you, blackbird

DAY 122 (5 AUGUST) – Common blackbird (Turdus merula) (Farnham)

“On the grass when I arrive, / Filling the stillness with life, / But ready to scare off / At the very first wrong move. / In the ivy when I leave. /

It’s you, blackbird, I love.”

Excerpt from The Blackbird of Glanmore by Seamus Heaney

One of my favourite poems.

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