Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m sharing two poems that I worked on this week from the #Birdtober challenge, along with some art to accompany them. The Lady Yellowthroat above is brand new and for #Inktober. I’ve been posting any #Birdtober and #Inktober images I create on Facebook and Instagram.
Dear Common Yellowthroat,
Lady of many-habitats—tangled-snarled forests, prairies packed with
deep foliage, and even humble folk backyards…
Was that you stealthily moving round my slightly-embarrassing undergrowth?
It’s kinda wet—which I know you like.
It’s definitely dense–which you also like.
And chockfull of summer’s variegated-vegetation.
I spied you‑but then you flew off in a flash too fast.
I guess you like your skulking hide-away, for I saw you again just yesterday.
But alas, you’re just to furtive a feathered friend for me to truly see,
and finally materialize for me…
Wishing your summer broods success!
Ooo how many one, two–No, you don’t say–three? With two sneaked in dads
that first dad didn’t know. Well, I’ll be…
And hopes for sweet breezes along your southern migrating way.
Until spring, Fair Lady Yellowthroat,
I’ll remember you in a yellowy-winter-slumber dream.
Bird-lover Flora Lee
I’m ready to step out of this scene…
You probably won’t find many
Of my corncrake kin in Austria—
Our “damp meadows”
over mowed, over planted,
and over fertilized.
I remember our land,
though it feels like a dream—
Perhaps if I close my eyes
our longed for wet field
will reappear and
we’ll find a hidden
spot amongst some
and listen for
P. S. The Corncrakes are critically endangered and really need our love. Here’s some info about their plight.
Irene Latham at her blog Live Your Poem is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Irene! Be sure to stop by.