Portland’s pigeon whispering poet reveals where he comes from

Starr Sarabia is the guy you’ve seen in Congress Square talking with, kissing and feeding the pigeons. People call him the Pigeon Whisperer. He knows many of the birds by name and often poses for tourist snaps with a dozen of his feathery friends perched on his arms, shoulders and head.

This is the second part of an occasional series of videos giving flight to some of Sarabia’s word sculptures.

Where I Come From

Where I come from
There are no wars –
There is no reason to fight

There are no prejudices
as there is no need to be judgmental.

There is only love;
brotherhood and sisterhood,
not the slightest trace of hatred;

Still, no one knows,
where it is
I’m coming from.

c 2016 Starr/White Chocolate Books

To find out more about Sarabia or to buy copies of his poetry books you can friend him on Facebook or email him at whitechocolatebooks@yahoo.com. All volumes are $10.00. He donates 10 percent of the proceeds to Preble Street, which provides services to those struggling with homelessness, hunger, and poverty in Portland.

Portland's Bird Man of Congress Square, Starr Sarabia has self-published 10 volumes of poetry. He doesn't call himself a poet, though. "I'm a language sculptor," he said. "I'm too sexy to be a poet." Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland’s Bird Man of Congress Square, Starr Sarabia has self-published 10 volumes of poetry. He doesn’t call himself a poet, though. “I’m a language sculptor,” he said. “I’m too sexy to be a poet.” Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Troy R. Bennett

About Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.