Korimako

Little guilded creature
under celestial light
Waiting calm voyeur
on nocturnal kowhai bloom

Little guilded creature
drawing minuscule breath
anticipating miraculous moment
Still, sedentary on bough

Little guilded creature
As sconced light scales eternal curtain
Each day new wonder
Methodical timeless display

Little guilded creature
First note peels out in awe
Broadcast on atmosphere millpond
Perfect, pure clear

Oh, little guilded creature
You must be heaven sent
What manner of angel?
What providential delight...

Little guilded creature
Your image reflects
Cast on horizon's golden path
New born hope

Little guilded creature
What universal realm
Broken into full chorus
on still morning air

Little guilded creature
Transparent before the sun
Alchemy more than wing depth
More than feather swept

Little guilded creature
Your awesome song
Electric twinges run
Goose bumps do endure
 
Little guilded creature
Captured hearts of many
Korimako,Makomako....
Magnanimous verse reverberates
 
Little guilded creature
Each perfect note
Carries a million hearts
Carries a constellation

Little guilded creature
Each perfect song
Carries eternal dance
Another breath