WriteBeLight

Wonderful Wings

I love the birds.

They bring cheer.

But, not all of them,

Stick around all year.

 

So unusual,

A Blue Bird’s here.

At the feeder,

Early Spring this year.

 

A great old stand-by,

The Chickadee.

To eat from my hand,

I wish to see.

 

Tufted Titmouse,

I like that bird.

A scratchy call,

When it’s heard.

 

The little Junco,

A ground feeder.

Cleans up the seeds.

He’s a keeper.

 

The regal Cardinal.

His mask of black.

So brilliant his color.

My love for him lasts.

 

The pint-sized Goldfinch,

And, the House one.

Gold’s color returns,

For the Summer sun.

 

The Northern Oriole,

Orange and black.

I’m always happy,

When he comes back.

 

The Grosbeak too,

Black, white and red.

Hogs the feeder, though,

Until his hunger’s fed.

 

The Cedar Waxwing,

Like a race driver, looks.

With his sleek chassis,

That bird’s so cool!

 

But, my favorite,

Is the Humming Bird.

By the feeder hovers,

He’s the best in the world!

Comments9

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write, we feed the birds in our garden and as we go into spring I know that it will cost us a fortune as it did last year but the joy we, and obviously you, get from watching the birds is priceless.

    Obviously we have Goldfinches in our garden as one of the visitors, one day a few years ago there were forty of them in the garden, i felt so honoured.

    • WriteBeLight

      Ha Ha. That is great. They are so beautiful and a joy to watch! Thanks so much, :)

    • BRIANSODES

      A beautiful ODE Honey reminding me of all the wonderful Birds I see on my visits to what is still God's Own Country (despite TRUMP !). I'm giving a talk on KENTUCKY (as an example of a typical American State) entitled KENTUCKY ~ WHAT A STATE TO BE IN ! I endorse the idea that every American State has a State Bird and a State Tree for it to sit in ! In the case of Kentucky it is a CARDINAL ~ 1926 (very popular) perching in a TULIP POPLAR ~ 1994 ~ It had to wait a long time to find a tree. Thanks for sharing ~ Hugs BRIAN

      • WriteBeLight

        Great info Brian. I am sure you, in your country, have great species. I just really love watching them, and feeding them is something I do first thing in the morning! Thanks!

      • Damaged Soul

        I live where eagles dare, and they are a marvelous sight to behold. I too love the winged creatures of the heavens, great poem Dear Lady

        • WriteBeLight

          Thanks. You do soar with the Eagles, I am sure.

        • kevin browne

          I wanna fly like a bird in the sky. set us free. lovely poem WriteBeLight.

          • WriteBeLight

            Thanks so very much Kevin!

          • Michael Edwards

            Yup - as Goldfinch we also. especially the tit family and tree creepers et al - great poem WBL

            • WriteBeLight

              Thanks Michael. Have you painted any birds?

              • Michael Edwards

                No I don't paint birds - they don't keep still long enough :)

              • OUTBACK

                I HAD A HUMMINGBIRD APPEAR RIGHT IN MY FACE WHEN I WAS CAMPING OUT BY MY BROOK ON MY PROPERTY HERE [I'M NEXT TO THE LOCAL BIRD SANCTUARY - 80 ACHERS ]* I'VE HAD MANY DEALINGS WITH THE BIRDS THAT SHOW UP HERE : MOSTLY FROM SLAMMING INTO MY WINDOWS ! MOST SURVIVE & I HELP GET EM REORIENTED & ON THEIR WAY !

                • Goldfinch60

                  I also get birds slamming into windows and mist of them survive, many of them I have just held in my hand until they have flown away, a privilege to hold life in my hands,

                  • OUTBACK

                    THEY SO HOLD US* !!! WHAT A STRANGE CURIOSITY WE SO BE TO NATURE* & ALL IT'S LIVING CREATURES !

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                  • Christina S

                    Absolutely wonderful write! I love hummingbirds too. But my favorite is the cardinal! Some people look at butterflies as a sign from heaven but I look at cardinals as such. So beautiful!

                    • WriteBeLight

                      Nice thought Christina. Thanks!

                    • Tony36

                      Great write

                    • Jooles

                      Awww cute write....we mainly get pigeons 😅

                      • WriteBeLight

                        Thanks Jooles. I really do not have any fondness for them. Pigs with wings :)

                        • Jooles

                          Lol my brother calls them rats with wings

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