but it can just as well take years before deciding.
If the bird doesn't come right away,
don't be discouraged.
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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