Birds of Greece

by Gary Lawless

on Delos where

Apollo and Artemis were born –

where Magpie, on a column,

flew as a Dark Bird.

Delos of Dry Stone,

where Gods Rise from Rock –

dolphins and lizards,

Lions to welcome

the Gods of Light –

wild herbs, and the birds,

flying through the Sacred,

every day.

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Gary Lawless is a poet, bioregional advocate, and founder of Gulf of Maine Books, in Brunswick Maine. He and his wife Beth Leonard care-take the old farm of Henry Beston & Elizabeth Coatsworth (both acclaimed authors of the mid-20th century), near Damariscotta Bay. Gary’s score of poetry collections includes Poems for the Wild Earth and Caribou Planet. His new book of poems is How the Stones Came to Venice.

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