NATURE POEMS: “Small bird on fire” by Pablo Neruda


Small bird on fire”

It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.

The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through which the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air –
and there, night came in.

When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography –
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;

I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.

—Pablo Neruda


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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Superb poetic bliss, Amira and what an awesome colourful bird. Too good.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! 🙏


      1. Welcome dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️

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    2. and Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow! ❤


      1. Thanks and same to you too Amira. God bless 🙏🙏🙏❣️😇❣️❣️

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  2. LindaP says:

    Lovely poem and beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! ❤ Happy Mother's Day tomorrow! ❤


  3. Dakshali Gupta says:

    Beautiful poem and that bird is so much beautiful !


    1. Thank you so much for your visit and your beautiful comment! ❤


      1. Dakshali Gupta says:

        Welcome 🌸♥️

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