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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 5 Comments
Date Added: April 18, 2010 23:04:52 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ann's Poetry Challenge...Inside the Nest
Inside the Nest
Oh Glorious Spring!
Allow me to peek inside
Your brown velvet nest.
A hummingbird dressed
in iridescent emerald green
Built a home in the fork
of two small branches.
Bits of leaves and dried grass,
Tied together with spiderwebs.
Clumps of Sweetie's soft fur
Line the feather bed.
A cradle for two tiny eggs...
Each a tic-tac dyed the softest
Shade of cream.
Desert rains and winds of dust
Deliver their battle cry,
"Gird up your loins!"
"Lest you be shaken from your bed!"
Morning trumpets announce the
Safety of the nest.
Two short yellow beaks
Open wide for gathered
Nectar, sweet.
Author's Notes:

Ann's Poetry Challenge...what did you find in a nest.  Recently a co-worker shared her pictures of the hummingbird nest outside her window.  Sweetie, her golden retriever, offered bits of fur to line the nest. 

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Comment By: PremiumPamela A. Lamppa on April 19, 2010 10:36:44 PM Report
Wonderful descriptions.  Loved the last line best. ~Pamela
Comment By: TrialAnn on April 19, 2010 09:15:05 PM Report
Wonderful job. I can picture every line.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on April 19, 2010 08:34:53 AM Report
now only a poet of your caliber would be able to effectively weave eggs in a hummingbird's nest with reference to girding of the loins!  nests are truly a marvel - birds used to love the cottonball-like tufts of hair that they'd find from my akita when he used to "molt" in the spring.  loved this - great work.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 19, 2010 08:11:28 AM Report
Linda Jo:  this is lovely -- such a joyous happening to have witnessed.  Lovely write.


Lady D

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on April 19, 2010 12:20:55 AM Report
This is so sweet, Linda Jo!  They had a nice soft warm nest to bed down inside.  I can see the open beaks now.  I love hummingbirds.  The state that I'm from, they are our state bird.  They are so tiny too.  Great job as usual with this poem.


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