Bird of Melancholia

Richard Candy

Bird of Melancholia,
Why do you not sing
And display all your feathers
On your beautiful wing

I see you have beauty
though I have such sorrow,
So show me your feathers
to bring joy for tomorrow

You could fly in the air
and find me my star
As Bird of Euphoria,
but see the world from afar

But you sit on the ground
And hear all my cries,
And the tune of your heart
Appears in your eyes

Bird of melancholia,
I have now heard your song
It’s the thought of my sadness
That makes your face long.

21 Dec 1988