Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 Poets United Midweek Motif, Birds/ The Red Wing Black Bird

The Red Wing Black Bird

                                               the red wing black birds are my favorites
if it is possible to have a favorite among birds
each creature perfect
but she with the red on her shoulders
singing her black bird song

                                                i know where to find her
she will always be
among the cat tails
she hangs on to the tall stalks
as they sway with the wind

                                               sometimes just a dark spot in the landscape
yet when she flies
the flash of red
tells me who she is

                                               only once did she come to my backyard feeder
i saw her from the window
thrilled that she would come
not her usual place
later, that same day she brought her mate

                                                a special day in my days of bird watching
she sang her black bird song
told me of the many places she had visited
told me her history
looked me in the eye
and then flew away
never looked back

                                               still i wait for her return

May 11, 2016


Thotpurge said...

Charming story...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

First, I love the look of the poem on the page - love this interesting format!!!!! I also love this poem full of red-winged blackbirds. You made me see her as she looked at you, then flew away. Wonderful poem, my friend! It lifted me up.

Hannah said...

I love the longing in the closing line especially. I can relate to that...I love this bird as well. :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

yet when she flies
the flash of red
tells me who she is


Susan said...

So it is with favorites: they live in detailed memories and bring a blessing of joy whenever we think of their return. How wonderful!

Truedessa said...

You have picked a fascinating bird to write about and I like the layout of your poem You have captured the magic of the Red Wing Blackbird.

Jae Rose said...

There is always a bird who speaks to us - a special one - sent with a flash of red and a message we know but perhaps need confirming..i am glad she came..and i hope she returns..

Gillena Cox said...

such a joy bringer, deserves the waiting

much love...

Mary said...

What a sensitive write about a redwing blackbird. I can tell that you really have a special feeling for this little being!

Sumana Roy said...

"and then flew away / never looked back" the lines jabbed in the heart....hope she returns with her mate and family....really love how you celebrated this winged beauty Annell....

Uma Venkatraman said...

Nice relationship with your bird.. hope she comes back