Poetry: My Flaming SongBird

In this free verse poetry “My Flaming Songbird.”

Spring is such a beautiful time of year, watching life actually just sprouting and moving right in front of your eyes. Colorful flowers and the songbirds singing their happy songs, bouncing from branch to branch. Searching for seeds, or bugs. For me, it’s exhilarating. I found myself with a little spring in my step and a smile too. This little bird is named a Western Tanager. Hope you enjoy!

image of the flaming songbird and poetry about it

I saw a bird outside
my window.
He was like watching
a flickering flame.
The way he jumped
from branch to branch.
With his red bobbing head
and big yellow body.
He made me look again.
It was like a flame flickering
in the breeze.
Moving around
instead of staying in one place.
He was joyful and singing,
With his loud, chuckling call.
I haven’t seen his kind
around before.
I will call him
my flaming songbird.
I hope he comes again.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|My Flaming Songbird|
A free verse poetry.


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Links about The Flaming SongBird:

Birds of New Mexico

All About Birds – Western Tanager Identification

For the Birds – Western Tanager Songbird

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18 thoughts on “Poetry: My Flaming SongBird

  1. Yes, spring is such a joyous renewal of life. Went out the other day and saw baby ducklings, but I didn’t have my camera. Went back out two days later and they were nowhere to be found. A chance missed, but I appreciated the experience. Hope the ‘flaming songbird’ comes back. <3

      1. We had a huge flock of blue jays in this morning. They winter over, but only visit in ones or twos usually. This was like a plague of locusts: new and different seed at the feeder.

      2. That’s very true. They were making a lot of noise this morning. Clare put out some striped sunflower seeds (not the regular black oil) and they were going wild. Cildren is a great description!

  2. I love Spring. But alas, here in Montana, we get a very short Spring, Summer and Autumn. So I have learned to love Winter as well. Thanks for letting me enjoy your Spring.

    1. Yes. I have a friend there in Montana. He say he wear shorts and flip flops. Everyone looks at him kinda funny. He says he’s bring in the Spring with wearing summer clothes. I love him. Such a great person too.

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