Posts tagged ‘birds’

January 22, 2020

Bye bye Blackbird

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Last spring the laurel hedge by my window was empty
No chirruping, calling, no rustling of glossy leaves
No fledglings edging off the nest onto twigs and then the adjacent fence
No wobbling and frantic flapping as parents patiently cajole
No triumphant flights to the Rose bushes
Only to tumble to the grass
As the chosen twig was too thin

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October 31, 2018


by Abigail Gronway

My laps for exercise were done,
So I let the water hold me,
Felt the rise and fall as breathing
Filled and emptied out my airways.

Conscience tried in vain to scold me,
For I would not idle linger,
But a moment only savor
All to me the world bequeathing.

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October 17, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Birds Sing
Their Songs At Sunrise

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October 8, 2018

Abbreviated Haiku #1

by Abigail Gronway

chatter above me—
treetop songs

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October 8, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


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May 8, 2018

You’ll Never Be Alone (for Bobby)

by Stephen

Today with oil, water and breath
I watched the priest
Open the soul of a boy
To God.

A long time ago
And many sins past.

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July 15, 2017


by The Cheesesellers Wife

Oh to slip into the sky, to soar and dance and tumble
Murmurate, swoop and stoop
Twisting twining the wind to my joy

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May 3, 2017

This Afternoon in My Garden

by kim blades, writer

Small brown birds

busily pecking up

tiny seeds from the sand –

they do not let up,

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March 27, 2017


by Morgan


Whispers in the mists of morn

Sing Lilting Praise

Upon the wind are bourn

Rapturous glimmers of refracting gold

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March 4, 2017

hush chills

by B

the leaves twist their fingers
telling the wind to hush
as it prattles on, rushing across
the necks of rivers, slithering up
the spines of bridges, biting

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January 11, 2017

Sanctuary Tree

by HemmingPlay

The poet Rumi advises us to find a place
high in a nearby tree to hide our spirit.
It is so easily bruised and, when damaged,
we cannot hear what it has to teach.
I read this and had a question–
why did I wait so long to do the work

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October 17, 2016

Oh Rain!

by Miriam Hurdle


Heavy rain pours in the morn of two to four,

Warm air lifting the clouds dropped the temperature.

Drip drop drip drop on the roof,

Sounded like a hypnotizing sooth.

Woke up to fresh misty air,

Hastily made a visit to my garden,

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October 15, 2016

Local Lake

by Miriam Hurdle

Daily walk around the lake,

Mindset changed instantly.

Worry free ducks floating,

Soft birds’ chirping;

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October 4, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


Tanka Poem

Tiny hummingbird,

Wings flapping, in air sustains.

Flying up and down,

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May 4, 2016

The Roller

by Renwick Berchild

She is color, speed, and song.
Her appearance, an oasis
Of the eye.
A wunderkind, a rapture,
Were she mineral
She be as wulfenite.
A caress of spring flowering and
Young life, beauteous and beguiling.

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March 27, 2016


by Venkat


Thoughts, they come
In plumes of green and blue
Thoughts, they squeal
In voices shrill, in songs sweet
Thoughts, they touch
Whispers soft, scratches hard
Thoughts, they hold
Moments of wonder, pauses sad

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March 23, 2016

Big Hawk and Little Bird

by russtowne

Big Hawk and Little Bird

I stopped to watch a majestic hawk circle a tree

Which stood fifty feet in front of me

Then something tiny caught my eye

A flash of feathers streaked through the sky.

His wings beat so fast they blurred

As he flew into the larger bird

That was at least four times the size

Of that frantic little guy.

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March 13, 2016

The Deepest Parts of Me

by russtowne

Flowers say

To hummingbirds and bees,

“Come caress

The deepest parts of me.

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February 28, 2016

Hungry Birds – haiku

by Colly



Turns out people aren’t the only ones who like to eat.

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October 11, 2015


by Venkat


We are birds, in flight
On varying heights

You see clouds
I do not

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November 26, 2014

Look At These Words

by Venkat

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look at these words
living as free birds
flying off the page
across time and age

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April 13, 2013

Flight: Nonet.

by Author

If we could fly away together, you and me,
and take our needed rest at a sailing
ship, & find fish to eat for dinner;
if we could share each other

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March 19, 2013

Soul Music

by harulawordsthatserve

There once was a soul music everyone heard

sung by the rivers, the wind and the birds.

Keeping the beat were the earth and the sun,

warming our hearts with the sound of the drum.

That soul music plays still

within you and me,

but when do we listen?

It’s silent you see.

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January 31, 2013


by journeyintopoetry


Acceptance just flew away.

Accompanied two magpies as
they took off over gardens,
into distant fields now green again,
able to breath from welcome thaw.

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January 29, 2013

Two in the bush–two haiku

by sustainabilitea

Snowy diamonds
Beneath bare winter branches
Small birds twittering

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January 11, 2013

Feather Friend

by Shashi Moore


Spring Choice

A feathered friend of mine

Perched, in search of a place

For the time so near

Her young ones from a shell to appear.

Her mate waits watching her in pain

For the love they share to go in vain.

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November 17, 2012

Three haiku

by sustainabilitea

Hummingbird supping
Green wings beat so quickly that
He appears a blur

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October 13, 2012


by journeyintopoetry

Flock of flapping wings

delirious song of joy

such optimism