The Bird and The Moon

On a recent visit to Aixen- Provence, AnElephant visited an exhibition of artwork by the sculptor Zani.
He was so enchanted by this piece – L’Oiseau et la Lune (The Bird and The Moon) – that the artist kindly sent him the photograph below with gracious permission to feature it here with the words it inspired.
Zani also asked, and received, AnElephant’s permission to feature these words on his own site:

l'oiseau et la lune - copyright Zani

l’oiseau et la lune – copyright Zani

l’oiseau et la lune

a bird on a wire
grows restless very soon
stretches wings and feathers
dreams of flying to the moon

turns towards the heavens
believes his indestructibility
strives towards dark rain clouds
unaware of the futility

climbing ever higher
harbouring no fear
struggling for a breath now
in the lack of atmosphere

an angel sees his effort
takes pity on his plight
breathes a puff of oxygen
helps his courageous flight

she thrills to see his bravery
can’t estimate his worth
refuses to let him perish
returns him safe to earth

a bird is now disconsolate
knowing he can go no higher
an angel sets his heart at peace
hangs the moon beneath his wire

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4 Responses to The Bird and The Moon

  1. nightlake says:

    intriguing art and enjoyed your poem.


  2. RoSy says:

    Beautiful…art & poem. 🙂


  3. Bastet says:

    Oh an Elephant wrote such a lovely poem the art work is fantastic!


  4. Al says:

    I love that artwork, and your words match it brilliantly. An honour for you to have your poetry featured on his site as well. Well done.


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