The Bluebird's Path
Redbud and jasmine are waking,
sap's begun to rise
upon old fence rail he poses,
heralds dawn with sprightly song
his mate upon six eggs of blue
within their nesting box -
Sky upon his back, joy
within his throat "Turee, turee"
floats nature's pulse
riding springtime's breeze
over farmer's rolling field,
beside bluebird's winding trail.
by Margaret Bednar, April 8, 2014
* (I have always loved Henry David Thoreau's "The bluebird carries the sky on his back")
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "All About Abodes" with Helen. I took a bit of liberty as I wrote about a bluebird dwelling. I usually see them on a pole, but this one is attached to a tree - more susceptible to black snakes - but they also nest in old woodpecker holes, so I guess this is natural.
I read the bluebird is in decline and people are putting up bluebird houses. I realize I have two in my yard - one in the front and one way in back. I read they are supposed to be cleaned out each season after nesting. I never knew. I'll have to do that and see if anything transpires.
Also linking this up with Flash Fiction 55. The party is now hosted by Mama Zen & Fireblossom (G-Man is just one of the "regular" guys now :)
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