To you, Andrea, and your Bird

by Ben Pickard   Nov 5, 2017

A little rhyme for dandelions -
for mistletoe
and such;

to poets who have written of
a dove, a wren
or thrush.

The open fields that gleam with gold,
or rivers and
the streams;

the stars that wink, the dewy moss -
the sunlight's
warming beams.

Behold all this and drink it in
and smell the scent
in weeds;

let oceans, cliffs and mountainsides
turn nightmares
into dreams.

And when you're spent, your glitter dulled -
the moonshine dimmed
by half -

don't let the rain put out your flame
or quell your
happy laugh.


*For Andrea and her Bird. My thoughts and sincerest
best wishes are with you always.


Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 1 month ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Congratulations on the win! Well-deserved!

  • 2 months ago

    by mysticalpisces

    Congratulations on the win Ben you deserved it!! X

  • 2 months ago

    by Jied

    Well done Ben

  • 2 months ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    So glad for your win, Ben, and it's apparent you are providing Andrea and her Bird with comfort through really tough times with lighthearted poetry such as this. Congrats!

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, congrats on your win! Well deserved.

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