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Charles Simic - Talking To Little Birdies

Not a peep out of you now
After the bedlam early this morning.
Are you begging pardon of me
Hidden up there among the leaves,
Or are your brains momentarily overtaxed?

You savvy a few things I don't:
The overlooked sunflower seed worth a holler;
The traffic of cats in the yard;
Strangers leaving the widow's house,
Tieless and wearing crooked grins.

Or have you got wind of the world's news?
Some new horror I haven't heard about yet?
Which one of you was so bold as to warn me,
Our sweet setup is in danger?

Kids are playing soldiers down the road,
Pointing their rifles and playing dead.
Little birdies, are you sneaking wary looks
In the thick foliage as you hear me say this?

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Poet: Charles Simic
Poem: Talking To Little Birdies
Poem of the Day: Apr 7 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 8th, 2007 at 2:03 PM.

i THINK thatthis poem is very god and i think that you should write more!

Jordan Rose from United States

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