I sat under a Traveller’s palm
and taking photographs of birds
a fresh warm March morning as it were
The Red-bellied Woodpecker and Northern Mockingbird
flitted from branch to rooftop
in search of seed and worm
Was that also a Cardinal I saw?
Or was it a Summer Tanager?
Its deep red body hiding behind oak leaves
then flying away with the breeze
And the sermon of the day
crested on my shoulder
let it be and go as it may.
2 responses to “Under a Traveller’s Palm”
ah,to have the freedom of a bird
Right? I have really started to enjoy bird watching lately. It’s very calming and entertaining. Yeah, I’m gonna be one of those old ladies sitting on a park bench feeding the birds…