Nicholas Green is a barrister and poet. His spouse is the law. His mistress is French language & literature. Since 1963, he has been under the influence of the Bunurong.
(In memoriam JPG)
Youth is a talent.
It takes many years to acquire it.
Wisdom is a burden.
Suffer the little children.
Isolation is cheek by jowl.
Bring back solitude.
Why, when I don my mask, do I feel exposed?
Perhaps because it reminds me of the ninja in ‘The Samurai’.
Ah, but I was so much older then.
Birds of a Feather
being a bird is hard work
you seek a mate
straw by straw, you build a nest
you hatch your eggs
you nourish your young
you defend them from predators
you protect them come what may
you teach them to fly
yes, you sing them to sleep
you teach them to fend for themselves
you give them the hint: time to leave
gone for good, you take to the sky
for the sheer joy of it, you are flying.