Why the bird sang

We know why the bird sang
but there is no need to tell others.
Can this be our secret
a key to the old lock,
(the bird sang just for us
did it not?)

Do you remember that wedding
when we walked around in that park,
all dressed in festive clothes?
We were in a bright sort of heaven,
meeting each other in sunlight with drinks.

This is not why the bird sang.
We might tell so to others
but it would not be true.

Still that wedding of others
where we walked in fine gardens
with a castle nearby
and we all wore white,
was a little like heaven.

If I ever do find you
again at some wedding
in sunlight, or attending
a funeral in the pouring rain
and the bird sings,
look at me again in that way.
We shall make a new secret
to add to the others.

I can keep a secret,
a little bird told me how
when it sang at that wedding.

Comments on: "Why the bird sang" (8)

  1. Lovely, Ina, truly memorable. Once more you marry nature and human feeling so touchingly.

    • Hi David, thank you very much πŸ™‚

      I must say, these kinds of poems without a rhyme or proper rhythm, I am not sure yet I want to do them like this. I think I want a more organized rhythm somehow. (if this makes sense!)

  2. I love the gentle whimsy of this.

    I came away from it with a smile πŸ™‚



    • Hi David
      πŸ˜‰ gentle whimsy, I am not sure what it is, but it sounds friendly enough!
      I am glad it gave you a smile.
      I just read your newest poem and it made me laugh.

      Arohanui πŸ™‚


  3. I love this one Ina!

    I love that feeling (if I remember it correctly!) of those secret looks! You capture it so well here.

    I was taken back in your poem, for some reason, to a wedding maybe sometime in the past, Victorian, say, with exquisite dresses, parasols and all the trimmings! LOL πŸ™‚

    Love and hugs

    Christine xx

    • πŸ™‚ Hi Christine

      those secrets in a crowd, we can only suspect them perhaps, or dwell about them and fantasize…

      I can see the ladies and the queu’s lol!

      Love and hugs

  4. Love the playful intimacy here! Your reveal the secret that there is a secret…and that is very inticing!

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