Birds of Paradise

Lek ‘fore a bower
Beetles and coins
Dance in a whirl of leaves

Blood on a cross
Crest for a plume
Dream until I believe

Watch with a magpie fascination
Warble her name and squabble for fame
Top of the tree only reaches so far
And I’m just one other star

Please see me please
Do what I want
Please see me please
Tell me I’m enough

– 2022


Published by P. S. Clinen

Official website of Australian author, artist and musician, P.S.Clinen. He has published two novels - Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp, as well as the illustrated poem A Boy Named Art. His most recent release is a poetry collection Vignettes - An Anthology. All of his works are available to purchase on Amazon. He has several albums available on Bandcamp and other streaming services. Check back often for more by this author, including poetry, short stories, new music and other updates.