The Gouldian Finch

Here is the audio of my poem ‘Skin Deep’ which was recorded for the ABC Radio National ‘Birdlands’ project.

Producer Gretchen Miller said

Skin Deep by Gabrielle Bryden is short, sharp and just a little bit  funny.  I liked the disappearing crowd… Reading by Drayton Morley,  sound engineer Russell Stapleton.

Click on this link to hear the audio. Make sure you listen to the end – when the door closes – haha.

SKIN DEEP Gabrielle Brydenmp3

Here is the text of the poem.

Skin Deep

God took a prized jewel
the precious gouldian finch
polishing the paint
a sparrow was left
the crowd


I would like to thank Gretchen and everyone else involved in the recording. I so love having all the sound effects and using the voices of actors.

ps. They recorded my poem ‘Why do we hate the crow’ as well, and I will post that soon.