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beauty is a real thing, I’ve seen it :: jay hopler

by on April 13, 2017

If only those parakeets would settle
A little nearer to where I’m sitting, instead of at the tops of far-off
trees, this morning
Would be so much more remarkable.
One could watch the blackbirds, I suppose, peck their ways like
Oxford dons across
The flagstone paths and lawns, or the swallows, or the sparrows,
Or the crows. But those birds are so plain—, so…painfully
available.
No, only those parakeets will do and they will not do
What I want them to. In this, they are like everything else in the
world.
Every beautiful thing.

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