Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"So much for 18th century proverbs…"

White-breasted Nuthatch

"The Nuthatch"

Early to bed,
early to rise,
he's been advised

Even believes
early bird
catches the worm

But who cares
when the seed man
arrives at two?

by Margaret Bednar, December 2, 2014

White-breasted Nuthatch

This is linked with dVerse - Poetics "Winners & Losers".  So… is this cute little Nuthatch a winner?

18 comments:

Mary said...

Yes, I would say the nuthatch is a winner indeed. Smiles.

Brian Miller said...

healthy, wealthy and wise...but oy, do i love to sleep in when i can...smiles...so i will say your birdy is a winner...ha

Gabriella said...

This made me smile. I have improved but if my getting up inclination defines me, I am definitely a loser.

Kathy Reed said...

Ha,,,a good lesson to boot...it takes humility and patience to see these kind of things!

charliezero1 said...

This poem is pure soul and powerful!

wow!!! I love this piece.

Kate Mia said...

Ah.. to be a bird and not worry where the next seed is coming from and just do it to get it..
is to get now..
and live now..
just to get now.. as everlasting seed
of now..:)

Björn Rudberg said...

Lovely, and imagine how glad the worm is.. Great way to pick apart a proverb,

Vandana Sharma said...

heh hehe he the happy bird!

Marina Sofia said...

Very clever! And indeed, those early to rise sometimes get eaten by a prowling cat who has the advantage of darkness...

Friko said...

It’s a winner. definitely. Particularly as he has feed on tap without having to hunt for it.

Grace said...

I love the pictures ~ So thrilled to see you snapped the nuthatch, a very charming fellow, smiles ~

TexWisGirl said...

made me laugh! :)

Glenn Buttkus said...

How lovely, M., to stumble upon the simple joys within a clever parable. Sure, the Nuthatch is both winner & survivor, & you were/are the enabler; lots of fun too. Thanks for being brave & trudging through my always verbose & lengthy pieces; cool.

Michael Grogan said...

Precisely Margaret, who would care when dinner arrives punctually. Beautifully written.

kaykuala said...

If one is overly concerned then the world slows its movement. If the bull is taken by the horn a lot can be accomplished! Nicely Marge!

Hank

Abhra Pal said...

Sweet - he is a winner for sure :)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

nice snaps.....always love them.....a winner!! great lines!

Ginnie said...

Everything about this is F A B U L O U S.