you cannot give a bird its wings: a quadrille

you cannot give a bird its wings
nor bless a fox its howl,

you cannot give a snake its fangs
nor bless a frog its tongue,

you cannot free these wild, wild things
whose freedom sings with spring,

humans, we don’t have it all.

©2019 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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For dVerse Quadrille #96: Wild Monday.
“This Monday it’s me again, Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, welcoming dVerse poets to this week’s Quadrille, when we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words.
The word today is ‘wild’, most often an adjective meaning living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated. Synonyms for ‘wild’ include untamed, undomesticated, feral, unbroken, fierce, ferocious, savage, uncultivated and natural. It can also mean uninhabited, uncultivated, or inhospitable.
You can have a wild party, take part in wild dancing, or burst into wild applause. Wild can mean very angry, very excited, or a look that is frightened or manic. Wild hair is long and untidy, and you can experience wild weather or a wild night. In slang, the adjective ‘wild’ can mean very unusual, often in a way that is attractive or exciting, such as ‘Those are wild trousers you’re wearing!’  One can even make a wild accusation or guess, or start a wild rumour. I rather like the sayings ‘wild horses wouldn’t drag me’ and ‘in your wildest dreams’.”

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