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Blue Abundance by Nol Hanlon

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

QuoteMy Daughter's Window by Hanlon, NoelQuote

While you were gone I came into your room
and heard a desperate thrumming, coming
from inside your diaphanous, purple curtains.
It was a hummingbird, pinned between
two panes of glass in your open window.
One wing caught upwards, the other furiously
beating.  My heart sped to her though I froze
terrified that in trying to free her I’d break
her tiny wings.  Yet once I began to weave
my hands beneath her she stilled until
I aimed her at open space and she vanished
as an arrow freed in the green wilderness.

Copyright © Noel Hanlon 2010

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