Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!
Today’s poem is from Susan Hahn’s book of poems titled The Scarlet Ibis.
bird trick iv
It’s all about disappearance.
About a bird in a cage
with a mirror, a simple twist
on the handle at the side
that makes it come and go
at the magician’s insistence.
It’s all about innocence.
It’s all about acceptance.
It’s all about compliance.
It’s all about deference.
It’s all about silence.
It’s all about disappearance.
This book can be found in the Island Free Library
collection, upstairs under call number 811.54 HAH.
Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!