The Phoenix Song
If you’ve seen a loerie flash
(scarlet and emerald green to make the eye sing)
you’ll know that catch of breath
as this shy bird flies
and shows its secret underwing.
If you’ve read of the phoenix
(purple and blood red in flames of carnage)
you’ll know the story of hope
as this mythical bird burns
then rises from charred plumage.
If you can imagine
how the fabric fanned
you’ll see the energy
stitched into this quilt.