The Bright Nest

In the Desert of Desire

on the golden sands of greed

the hunger of the human heart

in barrenness perceived,

by him who had no silver, gold,

nought but a dream of love

that shapes the tree and fashions there

a bright nest for the dove.

Nor wealth nor goods may satisfy

the yearning of the soul

but charity shall gratify

and crown and make all whole.

Thus from his instruments, their faults,

entice a choir, symphonic, waltz.


From Brendan Connolly's anthology, The Bridle Path,

prepared for publication and edited by Brian Bingham,

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Next edition of Automatic Pilot available in print and digital format in January 2022.

Closing date for submissions, 15th December 2021.