Monday, July 5, 2010

A Minor Bird

Seattle Robin
This picture, with its far away and none too clear image of a robin, was a bit of a disappointment to me; it was one of those that I scan unsure when and if I'll actually use it.

I read Robert Frost's "A Minor Bird", and suddenly that picture had found a home.

Underlying "A Minor Bird" is regret -- not for some major wrong act, but for wishing a bird that sings in a wrong key would fly away: "... and of course there must be something wrong in wanting to silence any song."

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