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By: Michael Deegan McGurk

Meanwhile Back at the Nest

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Only through dialogue with nature and the animal kingdom can we hope to fathom the human condition. Such conversation enables us to establish a fresh benchmark by which to gauge the significance of what it takes to be human in a truer sense of the word. This collection of poems represents the findings of a man who is still very much a work in progress!


beyond observer’s books

and climbing boys

there nests a bird

that only takes

to wing

to prey

on feeble-minded men

designed for toil

and useful days

but who stand too long

and gaze


gathering sunlight at its tail

it swoops unseen

and strikes

with song caresses

ear and mind

while talons grip

the heart

and choke all talk

this bird

part nightingale

part hawk

Mike McGurk is British born and bred but has lived most of his adult life in Norway. His present home is in a small village on an island off the west coast of Norway. He is married to the Norwegian author, Solfrid Sivertsen, and has two children and two grandchildren. Mike has made a living as a painter and song lyricist whilst doing a bit of teaching in between times in order to make ends meet. This collection of poems marks his return to where it all started…a return to poetry.

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