The elder statesman
Still bows after a lifetime
-The Cave Troll (Michael Sweeney)
Consider the pigeon – gray breasted bird;
How he is spurned from man’s dominion broad.
A duller beast I have not seen or heard
In flight o’er house and tree and babbling brook.
What has the dove – with plumes of shining white –
That makes her a more pleasant counterpart
To pass within my hazy line of sight?
The colorblind see more fair birds than I.
-Cave Troll (Michael Sweeney)