Mating Goldfinches – a poem by Mari Maxwell

Mating Goldfinches

They drift and float over
power lines then freefall
across the stream bed where
lemon gorse and whitethorn beam.
Their bellies flash in
each churn of wing
a duet in the blue sky.
Each lift, fall and spin
synchronised -
Love's golden measure.

Mari Maxwell’s poetry appears in Washing Windows Too, Arlen House 2022; and, the Poetry Jukebox STARS Curation, part of the 2021 Belfast International Arts Festival. She received a 2020/21 Professional Development Award with the Arts Council of Ireland and a 2019/2020 Words Ireland/Mayo County Council Mentorship. TWITTER: @MariMaxwell17

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