Monday, April 21, 2014

Well Hidden

artwork: ralph murre

Well Hidden
by M.J.Iuppa

Snooping under ivy, curly
and thick, we disturb
a sparrow’s nest, no bigger
than a measuringcup
full of fidget.

Tiny gray heads tilt
upward with eyes shut
tight– tongues fluttering
like monks in ecstatic
prayer, offering their hearts                                                                                     
to this day that has begun
with us eavesdropping
on their cloistered life–
their sole contemplation.

~ first published in The Victorian Violet Press Journal