The Blackbirds

Banner January 2021

Whenever I see the blackbird

I know there will be trouble.

The more intense its stare

The more serious the Lapse,

Whether moral or in matters of

Mere everyday prudential judgment.

Its beautiful sweet song deceives,

Recalling St. Benedict of Nursia.

Four and twenty blackbirds

Are baked into each pie

With such an enchanting sweetness

Which nobody can deny.

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