Monday, April 29, 2013

Harper Lee

Mockingbird
sang a shackle song
so high, pure,
sure, and strong -
silence was all that was left
free of mimicry.

My belated response to Kerry's Birthday in April prompt . . . submitted to Open Link Monday at Real Toads.

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Goosebumps!!
Only the most wondrous words or music has that effect on me.

hedgewitch said...

Silence, even more than imitation, is surely the sincerest form of flattery--the mockingbird probably agrees.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love it!

Margaret said...

Beautiful

Fireblossom said...

I guess if you write something that acclaimed, you have the right to sit on your laurel!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Confident and wise, this be.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well said, MZ. I so adore To Kill a Mockingbird.

Helen said...

100% agree with Kerry .. goosebumps! Your poetry hits all the bases ... gut, heart, mind ~ and it's magic.

Susan said...

Magnificent. What a gold nugget to turn round and round and puzzle over! Every word counts and none are extra and it is true. And yet, in this case, perhaps some mimicry is desirable, and whoever is so moved, and whoever can should pick up the mockingbird song?

Sioux said...

"sang a shackle song."

Too-f'ing-brilliant.

Brian Miller said...

nice..you are amazing at packing so much into these short writes...

W.k. kortas said...

Small package, yes, but boy howdy is there a bunch in here. "Punchy" is an understatement.

Gail said...

This book was amazing and you summed it up with a few talented words.

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! You have spoken a novel in such few words..I love To Kill a Mockingbird.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

What a punch from a short poem! I had to lump three prompts together to make up for the conference I attended.

"Sang a shackle song," what a poignant way to express not only the poor innocent man, but the stifling politics by which so many Southerners are imprisoned. Amy

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Salvation.

Lorraine said...

Nothing I love more than a short poem that says it all. I like this blog

Grandmother said...

What a great tribute to this great book.