Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poem: A Little Bird Told Me

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Me Ha Dicho Un Pajarito
(A Little Bird Told Me)

by Alicia Benjamin

What a cruel thing
that left your fingertips
and pushed back my breath.

Que triste pájaro.

What happened to you hermano?
Tiene ojos sangre
Your wings are crumbling and dry.

What happened to your wings pajarito?
Where is your song?

2 comments:

michael brown said...

Cante para ocultar el dolor
(Sing to hide the pain)

Pequeño pájaro que no puede volar
(Little bird that can not fly)

Broken wings will heal
(All is made new through the power of prayer)

Alicia Benjamin said...

Thanks for the beautiful words Michael Brown.