Sound is muted in evening’s half-light feathers in flurries a cantrip of sparrows whisks the air. I watch the flock, a knot unties pleats, braids, folds a brown pattern of beating wings that ebbs and flows wave on wave towards the barn’s eaves.
Marilyn Humbert lives in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Her tanka and haiku appear in international and Australian journals, anthologies and online. Her free verse poems have been awarded prizes in competitions, published online, in anthologies and journals most recently Black Bough Deep Time 2, and FemAsia Magazine.