Birds with different feathers*
(in memory of Stephen Sondheim)
by Ruth Esther Gilmore
Each bird warbles another tune,
birds with different feathers
and with different hues, look all the same
to an inexperienced eye.
I will encourage all human beings,
to sing and dance
to their each and every own tune,
to piece together their own way
of thinking unthinkable dreams.
You and you,
and me too,
we are the birds of the future,
we are the birds
of the engaging worlds.
*from the book "Engaging Worlds"
(Geest-Verlag) by Ruth Esther Gilmore
Ruth Esther Gilmore