#30DaysWild Day 15 The Birds Came

A survey of bird life hereabouts
showed nary a one when we moved in.
The need to see life is vital to me
so I set about planting treats:
flowers to lure insects,
greaseballs stuck in the apple tree
and a regular supply of crumbs.
You have to laugh, or you’d cry
…………………………………….for no birds came.

The north winds of winter
came and stayed –
the face of the earth devoid of smiles –
…………………………………..and no birds came.

A meeting of tractors conferred
and spread in formation to labour the earth.
A flutter of pigeons took the hint,
flocked to the field near the house
………………………………….and a few birds came.

Buds burst, blossom bloomed, the sun shone
my treats took heart and did their job.
First a blackbird came to sing his song
a sparrow arrived and brought his mate
to chirp and squeak.
One after another,
to change my report,
………………………………….the birds came.

(c) Vivienne Blake, 25 May 2014

Apologies for missing another day yesterday. Sally

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1 Response to #30DaysWild Day 15 The Birds Came

  1. Marie Elena says:

    “The need to see life is vital to me
    so I set about planting treats”

    *sigh*

    Like

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