Bird on a Wire

Limited Edition Print by Larisa Cheladyn

Bird on a Wire

Larisa Cheladyn
Limited Edition Print
Print on Paper
10 × 4 in
Handsigned by the Artist


Artwork Description

Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee…


“Constrained by the stresses of daily life and societal expectations, it is hard not to look up at the ‘birds on the wires’ and wish to be free…”

– Larisa