Tom Montag, “A Birder? No”

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A Birder? No,

I am not a birder,
nor an amateur

ornithologist,
unless you mean

very amateur.
A bird watcher?

No, a watcher
of all that is

sweet and fleeting
who needs to know

the names of things.

 


Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. He is a contributing writer at Verse-Virtual. In 2015, he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August), and at year’s end he received Pushcart Prize nominations from Provo Canyon Review and Blue Heron Review.


 

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