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drab plumage is the first of my 2015 Post-It Note Poems, a series of poems produced for the Post-It Note Poety event begun by Adam Byatt and Jodi Cleghorn in 2013. An online poetry extravaganza encouraging poets and non-poets to write poetry without fear of judgement. Check out the twitter hastag #postitnotepoetry This particular poem began as a Haiku and I have attempted to turn it into a Tanka.

drab plumage

4fb6320ff0e5e6ee10bd5840afdbc266by Sean Wright01 Feb 2015

drab plumage
a bird lies on the footpath
dressed for a funeral
the hymns don't match
the morning birdsong