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bird art, waxwing art, cedar waxwings, Bohemian waxwings, reduction linocut

A 4-color reduction linocut
6" x 12" print size
8" x 14" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 10
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.

A copy of the poem will come with the print.


The red-twig dogwood crackles crimson
on this March morning, spirited,
like the snow-fed stream below.

I almost overlook the flock of birds
gorging on berries in its midst,
each a black-masked bandit.

Bohemian Waxwings: Bombycilla garrulus:
silk-tailed, talkative, circumpolar
nomads in search of fruit.

These cheeky vagabonds pay me
no mind, so busy feasting,
drunk on plunder.

I have time to admire their lush plumage,
belly to breast to crested crown,
buff grey to sepia to cinnamon.

The air fills with trills and my heart
rings at this manifest thing—
a bush aflame with waxy wings.

Leslie Moore

3rd Wednesday
Autumn, 2021