Shall I compare thee to a summers night
Or a nightingales refrain
Crossing Albert Bridge in the morning light
As swans drift o’er The Thames?
In St James Park mid-morning
When ducks are being fed
Where a song thrush or a robin
Might lock horns for scraps of bread.
By the Serpentine when the redwing
Takes time out from the flock
You’ll often sight a chaffinch
Near the barracks in Hyde Park.
Ah sure birds are beautiful creatures,
Awesome when in flight*
As Gianfranco Zola’s twist of genius
Which subdued Canaries fans one night!