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"Strelitzia," a poem by Charles Ghigna


Like birds in paradise we flew

orange and blue

beneath the guillotine of night.


from STONES: The Collected Short Poems of

Charles Ghigna (Canopic Publishing 2019)

Charles Ghigna is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults. His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and magazines — from the New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights. For more info, please visit and Charles's page at The Poetry Foundation.

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