Daniel B. Silver

CARRY


 

Oh peregrine, oh peregrine, please teach me how to fly
Show me how you make that beautiful, calling cry

Oh peregrine, oh peregrine, please look down at me
From your perch at the top of that old, gnarled evergreen tree

On peregrine, my fierce friend, instruct me how not to fear
Demonstrate that switch of direction as the ground draws quickly near

Oh peregrine, you simple bird, how I envy your life
Please put me on your back and carry me up in flight

Oh peregrine, oh peregrine, so gentle in your nest
I swear that I won't fail you; I swear I'm up to the test