Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month!
For National Poetry Month, I’m going to be focusing on nature and climate endangered birds, with poems and art. I’m following birds that Audubon has categorized as climate endangered or climate threatened, I’ll post as often as I can. This lovely White Throated Sparrow has found a home in a painting I began last August, nested in my backyard Moon Flower vine. Happy poetry writing to all!
WHISTLING WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
I’m a White-throated sparrow,
regal gem, feathered friend,
with yellow brushstrokes
beside each eye.
My dapper crown holds dashing
white or tan stripes, and I’ve
a fan-shaped white throat.
Listen… and you’ll hear
my lovely whistling, trilling song,
as it echoes softly,
and slowly sails away…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
Here’s a link from The Cornell Lab where you can hear and view this lovely bird…
Stop by Jama Rattigin’s blog, Jama’s Alphabet Soup. She’s collected a bevy of Poetry posts you can visit throughout the month celebrating National Poetry Month! Also visit the Academy of American Poets for another rich selection of Poetry potpourri.
Heidi at her blog my juicy little universe, is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Heidi! She’s offering us lots of inspiration… with a wonderful poem by Billy Collin’s reflecting back in time, and a sheltering poem by Hilda Doolittle, make sure to stop by!
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.
Wishing all to be safe and well.