In the bewitched aviary. a poem by Paweł Markiewicz

Paweł Markiewicz

In the bewitched aviary

The sonnet according to Mr. Shakespeare

Helots muse about moony Golden Fleece of the condor.
Drudges think of the dreamy eternal dew of the hen.
Philosophers ponder on winged fantasy of the crow. 
Kings ruminate on a picturesque gold of the jay. 

Priests contemplate the dreamed, soft, meek weird of the woodpecker.
Masters daydream about nice, marvelous songs of the tern.
Soothsayers dream of fulfilled gold of the yellowhammer.  
Knights philosophize about poetic dawn of the wren. 

Hoplites fantasize about a red sky of the sparrow.
Athletes describe the most tender treasure-charm of the snipe. 
Gods remember an enchanted, dear temple of the seagull. 
Goddesses recall fairytale-like heroes of the kite.

Poets commemorate the elves-like heaven of the owl.
Bards reflect on most amazing dreamery of the rook. 

soothsayer – fortuneteller 

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Paweł Markiewicz was born 1983 in Siemiatycze in Poland. He is poet who lives in Bielsk Podlaski and writes tender poems, haiku as well as long poem. Pawel was educated in Warsaw (Uni – Laws) and Biała Podlaska (college – German). in 2007 and 2010 he was a participant  of Forum Alpbach – the village of thinkers in Austria. 

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Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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