A deliberate poem – Brown Black Birds

I wrote this poem yesterday while sitting in my car in a car park in Cardiff. It took around 15 minutes to write and another 2 minutes to record after reading it through.

The original text was not edited and neither was the recording, but I was tempted.

Sometimes the raw unedited material has something special about it that should be preserved.

Here’s the audio recording.

and here’s the original text

A Deliberate Poem – Brown Black Birds

A blackbird, a finch
pecking, feeding
This is their Eden
Other birds
as they watch
from the green leaf-laden
Another blackbird
perched on a chimney pot
You don’t normally see them
up there
Maybe it’s a big starling
or a small jackdaw
It’s a bird anyway
A fat brown blackbird
a collection of worms
from its beak
It’s a car park
in an inner city suburb
where people suffer
from drugs and poverty
from ignorance and brutality
from neglect and abuse
from the greed
from the selfishness
from the well-rewarded
via each other
while the blackbirds
and the finches
and the starlings
and the jackdaws
and the brown black birds
chirrup in their paradise