Blackbird to bring good cheer

Seeing Blackbird, a new sculpture in Austin’s Republic Square Park, for the first time last week, I couldn’t help hearing Paul McCartney’s lilting voice in my head:

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly

A spark of hope in dark times

All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise.

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4 Responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This bird is a beauty with such encouraging sentiment attached.

  2. Diana Studer says:

    I cannot judge the size. Is the pretty golden tail a bench?

  3. Nell says:

    That is a jolly blackbird; here’s to flying free!

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