Indigo Bunting

881dcba09ed3d67a2696087e3073a908by Marc Gilbert24 Sep 2014

I’m dumb to leaves and prairie grass;
a million colors can't be named.
Wind conspires with shifting light
to humble language, exult sight.

I watched a bunting taking flight
from black to blue turn as I looked.
A list of shades between the hues
would burst the bindings of a book.

A spectrum spanned, a moment took,
a world encompassed in a blink
and all I ever hoped to know
vanished when I stopped to think.