Poems: Sparrows
Poems: Sparrows

The Flying Whale

Poems: Sparrows

Final art by David Elliot for 'Flying Home' written by Elaine Lindsay. This poem appeared in 100 NZ Poems for Children edited by Jo Noble

  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Image size with artist signature: 220 mm x 180 mm
  • Framed: No

    Towards sunset
    they gather by the hundred
    until the old elm
    brims with birds
    fluttering like leaves.
    Such twitterings
    you’ve never heard.
    Then, strangely,
    as if the leader called
    ‘Get ready now,’
    All is still…
    Suddenly they’re off!
    Dark streamers
    in the rosy sky.