Sunday, April 1, 2018

a skill in 'a push and a pull' system

                                                                                              Author Charlesjsharp
Image:  Black-headed weaver male
(Ploceus cucullatus) in the act of
nest building (here)

the 12 given words:
eggs skin listen muffle pit pry
close push clay whistle yard touch 

maturity of the eggs
abundantly clear under the skin
listen to the muffled sounds

a logical signal for action
the male bird to pit its prowess
in a 'pry open or close' strategy
a skill in 'a push and a pull' system
a natural phenomenon
even for a first-time 'daddy male'

unlike a clay-pigeon in a shooting
contest that could just fly past
it was serious business

in unison with other proud males
in no time whistles of pride filled the air
the backyard alive with a chorus of songs
perhaps upon their completion

what a touch of class!

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #345
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #397


  1. Simply wonderful Hank, how you incorporate the given words is amazing.


  2. I notice how the birds are beginning to nest. You have to claim your part of the wood.

  3. Have to get the best spot and sing out when you find it

  4. Unlike humans, the male birds are born knowing what to do.

  5. Isn't it amazing what birds just know to do....such skill with building nests....wonderful poem and we are both thinking about birds in our poems this week.

  6. This is exciting, you have captured my interest and made me wish i was there in person

    much love...

  7. I love a poem - and a yard - full of birds!

  8. you can learn a great deal watching nature.. loved this poem...

  9. Truly I discovered this article more enlightening, a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this article.
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