Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Beauty of small birds that come to sing

                                                                        Author: Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Image: A Black and White Warbler (here)

Sunday Whirligig's 12 given words:
black beige  fly aiming branches oaks feeders
warblers (many different kinds of small singing birds)
surprise open arms drought

3WW given words:
abrupt uncovered vacant 

They come in all shades of the rainbow
Black beige blue of all hues with blessings
Melodious to the ears the paths they follow
Beauty of small birds that come to sing

They fly in numbers gregarious in swarms
Aiming for branches of great oaks as feeders
No surprise warblers  received with open arms
Heat of the drought forgotten as sad reminders

Abrupt in take-off but very graceful in flight
Not unlike fast carriers that swoop and dive
Presence uncovered when they choose to alight
From bushes thought vacant but very much alive

For Thomg's 3WW #471 and
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #51


  1. Hank - love the title and I am def a bird watcher. This week it seems a woodpecker is knocking. I can hear his tap, tap, tapping causing me to stop and search out where the message is coming from as I try to decipher his code.

  2. What a joyful poem - sometimes you need to be reminded of the beauty of small things - thank you for doing that here

  3. They can chirp and sing and wide eyes of the cat to their side they will bring haha

  4. I love birds - except the seagull which is currently bashing my window with his beak! Nice one Hank.

    My 3WW tale!

  5. this is beautiful just like the birds

  6. Hard to believe the heart that beats in the tiny bodies!

  7. The energy they bring is reflected in your poem! Lovely!