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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Daniel Birnbaum lives in France. His poems and short novels have appeared in several French reviews, and in Blue Heron Review, One-Sentence Poems, Failed Haiku, Modern Haiku, Chrysanthemum and Skylark. He has published ten books.

Daniel Birnbaum


Shoulder bird

she looks for lightness
she acts as if
she had a bird
perched on her shoulder
she tries to make it sing
but she does not know how to do it
she has never heard its tune
nor has anybody
she does not even know
what kind of bird it is
she just hopes
it's no buzzard.