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Roisin Duffy

THE BIRD-MAN


The Bird-Man stood

with arms outstretched

in the village square,

while geese gathered

round his feet,

and birds filled the air.


Around his head

his feathered friends

circled in to land,

swooping down

from high above,

to settle on his cold, grey hands.


They loved the ancient body

of this man who never

spoke a word,

and they knew

beyond a doubt,

he couldn’t ever hurt a bird.


The perfect place to roost,

he posed no threat

to bird not beast,

the perfect friend  

to all was he,

a statue rooted into place.


copyright Roisin Duffy

Title: BIRD-MAN. Price: €600.

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Price: SOLD

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