Happy Poetry Friday!
Last week the new named Poetry Group, the Inklings, including Margaret Simon, Catherine Flynn, Linda Mitchell, Heidi Mordhorst, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn, challenged themselves to write ghazal’s for their monthly prompt. Well, I’ve written at least one, maybe two, but was having such a grand time with the Inkling’s ghazals, I thought I’d try another one. Mine this week is influenced by all the feathered friend visitors I’ve had noshing away at my 9′ + sunflower plants.
Three pretty birdies sunflower seed-eating
all native Chicagoan’s practice speed-eating.
Newbie blue-bodied-birdie catches my eye,
her black and white head busily exceed-eating.
Skittish as can be but tied to their task,
give’m lots of space for pre-winter-need-eating.
We three birdies mostly diligent to a T,
may fill our bellies till they might impede-eating.
Lucky me, how extraordinary to see,
chickadee, nuthatch, and finch indeed-eating!
© 2021 Michelle Kogan
I also referred to tweetspeak’s post on writing Ghazal’s.
P.S. Hope you can catch a glimpse of a nuthatch walking, hanging upside down, they’re quite the trapeze artists…
Here’s some info on feeding birds from our lovely Chicago Botanic Garden.
Tricia Stohr-Hunt at her bog The Miss Rumphius Effect is our host for this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Tricia, be sure to stop by her post!