Michael Lee Rattigan



Crow on the wind says

guard your words today


Birds wheel out and gather

rain doesn't miss a leaf


A warning call seeds the air

branches empty, dendritic


The world gasps out

gold through the grey


Wind curls a wing

a leaf just dropped


against a siren's repeated sound.






Michael Lee Rattigan's work has been published on the internet, in magazines (most recently in OtherPoetry, Phati'tude, and The Black Herald Magazine) as well as in book form: a chapbook of poems, Nature Notes and a bi-lingual translation of Fernando Pessoa's Caeiro poems. Both published by rufus books.