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Poetry Friday: How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird by Jacques Prévert

Sometimes the bird comes quickly,
but it can just as well take years before deciding.
If the bird doesn't come right away,
don't be discouraged.
Wait.
Wait for years if necessary.

. . .

When the bird comes,
if it comes,
remain absolutely silent.

- fragments from How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird written by Jacques Prévert, newly translated and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

Read the poem and see the new book.

Thanks to Kelly for the link.

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