Ornithology – Chris Agee
Sophocles calls birdwatching a hallmark of men;
it jostles beside language, law, ethics, navigation.
What could he have meant? Augury? Love
of elusive difference? The pagan proclivity for fauna?
The zoomorphy of myth? I surmise too
the power of naming, Eve dreaming
in the apple-scented grip of our genesis.