Bird Alchemy


Since suns have set
and oceans rolled
mankind has sought,
so we are told,
star-locked secrets
to unfold
that magic which
turns base to gold.


Pale sorcerers,
Magicians wise,
weird wizards
scanning orbs and skies,
are searching for
that precious prize,
but looking through
unseeing eyes.


When sunbeams warm
the sleeping Earth,
and blackbird sings
for all he’s worth
to welcome Spring,
proclaim the birth
Of beauty, hope
and joy and mirth.


When gold adorns
bright shrub and tree,
and buttercups grow
wild and free,
spreading far
as eye can see….
that’s Alchemy enough
for me.


I’d love to know who wrote this poem.  I’ve had it for ages.

Go on – tell me which you think is best NATURE or GOLD! 

Then ask your friends the same question by sharing  this poem –

2 thoughts on “Bird Alchemy

  1. Jan

    What a beautiful poem Trish, I have spent some time on the web trying to find the author but so far have found nothing. It really is lovely, I shall print it out and keep it. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Trisha

    Hi Jan, Thanks for letting me know you liked it. I’ve had this poem ages and I think it expresses what we should know but don’t – that nature is more important than gold.

    Since I’ve re-discovered this poem among all my hoard of papers I think I remember that it was from a local newspaper. I typed ithis poem from somewhere and printed it off ages ago. I may get in touch and ask the local newspaper – but it must be over two years ago.
    Nice to hear from you. Trisha

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