Migratory Birds

Floating birds, supportive wind
sky watches with care

Move en mass, glide in class
black spectacle rare

Elope in flock, migratory hopes
ride on guts and dare

One of a kind, together destined
to live and die and share

From nowhere, nesting everywhere
trees succumb in despair

Silent sky, humming breeze
attend to noisy affair

Spluttering echoes, chirping rhymes
distinct musical fare

Flip, flap- flap, chit chat- chat
write a song in the air

Evening descends, morning ascends
in rousing avian fair

A day retires from flights of fancy
night rests unaware
By Uma Asopa

Copyright © Dr. Uma Asopa 2006