Poetry Friday and See Bird City

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It’s Poetry Friday! Be sure you’ve eaten your breakfast before you go to Jama‘s for the round-up, or you’ll be rationalizing sugar button cupcakes for breakfast. (As if that is a bad thing!)

This week I’m taking a break from haiku posts and sharing a poem that’s nearly a year old, but recently discovered in one of the random notebooks I have lying around the house. I copied these discovered poems into one current notebook reserved for poetry. Given the seasonal migrations, I decided to share it here today. I wrote it in January of this year, when robins are plentiful in Mississippi. They seemed particularly abundant this year!

(I played with Canva again. I’m enjoying it more as I learn!)


You can listen to the cacophony of 200+ robins here. (With thanks to By Jonathon Jongsma [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Author: Keri

20 thoughts on “Poetry Friday and See Bird City

  1. Lovely poem, Keri, I’m glad you discovered it in an old notebook. (I have a ton of poetry notebooks floating around the house as well.)
    I especially love the line: “silent siren song of worms wriggling near the surface”.
    Thanks for sharing! =)

  2. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. And I like the pairing with the Audubon print. A few months ago one of the museums in NH had an exhibit of original Audubon prints. They were magnificent, and huge!

    1. You lucky duck! I’d love to see the originals — what a gift he had. I’m so glad he shared it.

  3. I have recently found myself incredibly fascinated by birds and this poem echoed what I find wonderful in watching birds. I thoroughly enjoyed all the ‘action’ happening in this poem, it is able to show the vibrancy of nature. Thanks for sharing this poem.

    1. I never thought I would be a “bird person” but the older I get, the more I enjoy them. Some of them are exotic, some of them are quite plain, but they all have that magical gift of flight. Well, except perhaps for the biggest ones! 🙂

  4. What a lovely poem. I have such a clear image in my mind of those robins. I look forward to them returning from their winter vacations each February/March. Love your presentation too with that great Audubon painting.

  5. Keri, as I listen to the cacophony of sounds, I went back to reread the poem. “The twittering in protest” reminds me of Loren Eisely’s short narrative nonfiction, “The Hidden Teacher” that speaks of a human intrusion. I may with credit to you pair those for the PD session this week. Thanks.

  6. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pairing of print and text. As I’m enjoying a peaceful Sunday afternoon of poetry, I’m glad, unlike the birds whose actions you so vividly describe, I can stay peaceful, meditative, and quiet. God bless you!

  7. It’s taken me a while to get out to Poetry Friday! So busy it seems…
    Love your image and the poem. Carol Varsalona would probably be tickled to have it in her Fall collection!
    BTW: I have nominated you for an Infinity Dream Blogger Award. I received it quite a while ago and just had trouble getting around to getting it posted neatly on my site. You may chose to do it or not, certainly! http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2015/10/dream-blogger.html

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