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POEMS
Created: 20th January, 2022

Hummingbird

Hovering in mid-air

like no other - 

 

Forward

backward

upward

then nose

            diving

                       downward -

 

Iridescent bomber, bringing

no harm to the heart of a flower - 

 

The flower that gives up her nectar

but expects you, Hummingbird, to carry

the golden dust of her desire - 

 

No wonder the ancient Aztecs

named you 'pollinating child-of-the-sun'.

 

© Grace Nichols, from Cosmic Disco, Frances Lincoln, 2013

 

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Grace Nichols - Hummingbird

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