why, I often wondered why was I a poet,first of all
most of all, I wanted to have been a bird if I could have been a bird
but I wanted the starlings to have been fed, first of all
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I wrote about the forgotten poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, whose strange and haunting work has been revived by The Song Cave, for Tin House.

why, I often wondered
why was I a poet,
first of all

most of all, I wanted
to have been a bird
if I could have been a bird

but I wanted the starlings
to have been fed,
first of all


*

I wrote about the forgotten poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, whose strange and haunting work has been revived by The Song Cave, for Tin House.