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 replies

  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. ❤

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  2. Very nice! Beautiful bird!!

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  3. There is something about the return of songbirds: partly visual and partly sound and movement. You have captured it well. Great snag, as my daughter says!

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  4. Wow, Linda – really fantastic 🙂

    Have a nice day
    Didi

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  5. 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.

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  6. I really enjoyed the flickering flame analogy.

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