Monday, April 2, 2012

welcome back!

I heard you call this morning
And I remember how your red epaulets
Quiver with each chorus.
You’ve found your way back.

Intrepid and weightless,
Eyes on the night
You’re like adult children returning from school.
Is this home or are you coming from home?

Overhead, your wings push out a formation
Then land on dollops of ice and water
The yin and yan of many lakes’
Spreading girth.

Remembering, I laugh out loud
And welcome the healing
In your clever industry
And your lusty song.

One of my favorite times in early spring is when the Red Wing blackbirds show up in the marshy areas among the cattails. This guy was trying to lure me away from their nesting area. His red epaulets are striking against his all black body. See more red here


Snap said...

A red winged blackbird and a poem for poetry month! YeeHaw!

jabblog said...

How lovely to see this handsome harbinger of spring:-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

This little guy looks as if he is singing his soul away! Cute character!

Ralph said...

Although a flock may be more impressive, the individual blackbird sings beautifully all by himself. Now that it is April, the birds have returned for our enjoyment and pleasure!

Kim, USA said...

I bet this bird is chirping beautifully!

Red Barn

chubskulit said...

A beautiful bird.

My Ruby, have a great week!

i beati said...

how wonderful

Liz said...

Gorgeous bird!

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful capture. Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Donna said...

We have them here as well...So pretty!

Leah H. said...

Love the sky, beautiful photo..

Visiting for RT 2 - hope you can stop by:)