Tar to Darwin by Hanoch Guy

The city’s finest birds
are winterizing their wings
for crystal clouds
dusting hollow beaks
with sand
lubricating the joints
embracing kissing
dancing gold* fish
swallowing them up.
Dry crab claws
peering through rocks
growing feathers.
Vanishing plumage
wingless birds
scalelesss fish
with a holed mouth
in the mud
into skinless lizards Tar to Darwin

The city’s finest birds
turning into  graceless pebbles
smeared with tarred feathers.

Hanoch Guy spent his childhood and youth in Israel surrounded by citrus orchards ,water melon fields and invading sand dunes. He is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English,.
Hanoch is emeritus professor of Jewish and Hebrew literature  in Temple University
He has taught mentoring and poetry classes in the Musehouse center in Philly.
Hanoch has published poetry extensively the US,Israel and the UK in Genre,Poetry Newsletter, Tracks , the International Journal of Genocide studies Poetry Motel,Visions International,Voices Israel and several times in Poetica where he won an award
He has also won an award in the Mad Poets Society.

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