"The caged bird sings with
A fearful trill of things unknown
But longed for still and his
tune is heard on the distant hill
For the caged bird sings of freedom."
The inspiration for this piece came directly from my love of poetry. While pondering the words of Maya Angelou, I twisted bits of rusty wire into a cage. With sepia ink, botanical images were stamped onto the bird.
After a little distressing, the finch was finished. Shreds of sheet music, representing song, form his nest. This caged bird makes my heart sing.