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bird banding - Bill Sullivan

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bird banding

       Bill Sullivan


more than recording
species sex weight and number
there is gentleness
in coaxing claws from the net
concern putting birds in bags
kindness in holding
care in cupping with warm palm
beauty in feathers
that forever bind bird and boy
freedom in the whirr of wings


Bill Sullivan © 2017

Bill Sullivan taught English and American studies at Keene State College before retiring to Westerly, Rhode Island. His poems have appeared in a number of print and on-line publications and he published "Loon Lore: In Poetry and Prose" in 2015. Sullivan has also co-produced two documentary films and co-written two studies of twentieth century poetry. 


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