In Among The Blackbirds.


Down the garden I go,

Bird food in hand.

Fill the feeders with seed,

Fill others with sunflower hearts,

For the Goldfinches of course.

Towards the bird table I go,

Put some seed on it,

But also the sultanas.

As I empty the packet

The Blackbirds appear

All around me in the trees,

When I put the last sultana on

A Blackbird lands near my hand,

It looks at me in gratitude,

I remove my hand and stay still.

The Blackbirds come nearer

And join each other on the table

In their first feast of the day.

I stand a look at them,

As they look at me,

Trusting me.

I thank and praise nature

That they accept me,

Accept me as a friend,

And allow me their trust

As I stand amongst them,

In amongst the Blackbirds.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 23rd, 2023 01:10
  • Comment from author about the poem: I am trusted by the birds I feed and it is wonderful.
  • Category: Special occasion
  • Views: 9
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  • Serhat Doğan

    İt is a successful storytelling. Good one

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Serhat.


    • Teddy.15

      Gorgeous imagery dear Andy, 💖

      • Goldfinch60

        Most kind Teddy.


      • 2781

        It's a beautiful thing Andy.

        • Goldfinch60

          It certainly is 2781, thank you.


        • orchidee

          Good write Gold. Do they sing?! heehee.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks Orchi, they sing beautifully.


          • Neville

            I am a bit of a birdy myself .. lovely creatures ..

            • Goldfinch60

              They certainly are Neville.


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