Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Perching



"Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings
and some are treasured for their markings -

they cause the eyes to melt
or the body to shriek without pain.

I have never seen one fly, but
sometimes they perch on the hand."

from "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" by Craig Raine.

1 comment:

mhitheag said...

But others are trained from the wrist to fly
And hawk the readers from the sky