In cold spring air

BlackbirdIn cold spring air

Reginald Gibbons

In cold

spring air the

white wisp-

visible

breath of

a blackbird

singing—

we don’t know

to un-

wrap these blind-

folds we

keep thinking

we are

seeing through

From Creatures of a Day by Reginald Gibbons. Copyright © 2008 by Reginald Gibbons.

Reginald Gibbons is the author of Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010).  He is the Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, and lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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