Brief: a take on Desanka Maksimovics’ Migratory Birds

In answer to your call,

The gathering anticipation,

The heavy breasted eager calls,

Weighted;

the Travellers lift to end their pause.

Dark-bellied upon Baltic-pink skies,

Through night and precipitation,

Their movement inks enduring tales,

Seen through the soul of visiting eyes.


Poem created in response to this weeks dverse poets Tuesday Poets ‘lost in translation’ in answer to the call of Migratory Birds by Serbian Poet Desanka Maksimovic

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21 thoughts on “Migratory Birds

  1. You took Maksimovic’s poem to new heights! Very much in keeping with the spirit of the original and especially like these lines
    “the Travellers lift to end their pause.
    Dark-bellied upon Baltic-pink skies,”

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  2. A stunning response to Desanka Maksimovics’ Migratory Birds, Catherine! The ‘gathering anticipation’ and ‘heavy breasted eager calls’ are palpable, and I love the use of colour in the line ‘Dark-bellied upon Baltic-pink skies’.

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