This Bird has Flown

One thing I want to know   my friend
is what’s so good   Norwegian wood?
It makes a teaky kind of cage
where you are held   hawk under hood

Although I love to hear you sing
you bide your time   not as you should
for something good’s been undermined
in sneaky ways   Norwegian wood

I doubt she’ll drown you in her tub
or light a fire   that’s understood
but something deep within your soul’s
left you alone   this bird has flown


D.S. Martin

D.S. Martin is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, and Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series from Cascade Books. He has written five poetry collections including Angelicus (2021), Ampersand (2018), and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013). He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two adult sons.


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