Tuesday, 13 December 2011


he stands
on winter hedge
black feathers
so perfect
beak with monocle
 bright yellow
faces one way
then turns to another
this blackbird

she lands
on same winter hedge
dark brown
mottles obscure
dull coloured beak
as a statue
looking about
this blackbird

in spring
they will build a nest
in this hedge


Ina in Alaska said...

Spring..... so far away.... hope you are having a great day. Lovely poem, thank you!

Today I will drive... although the road crews have not gotten to all the roads in Anchorage and they are still quite a mess I will venture out to work today!

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska:It is cold,windy and wet but I am snuggled up inside with the wood stove lit so my day is good. Glad you liked the poem.

John Gray said...

I liked this one too

the cuby poet said...

John Gray: I am so pleased. Thanks.

Doris said...

They will have two broods in your hedge because it is safe and when the young fledge, they too will find a space in the hedge. I love blackbirds. They seem such organised birds.

the cuby poet said...

Doris: I am impressed by blackbirds too.

krouth said...

Perfect portrait of blackbirds in the winter. Great poem!

the cuby poet said...

krouth: Thanks for your kind words.

CherryPie said...

The early days of courting. Keeping each other warm in winter...

the cuby poet said...

CheriePie: I saw them at separate times so there was no snuggling up to keep warm!

Crafty Green Poet said...

blackbirds are such wonderful birds,

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: and not just beautiful to look at but also great to listen to their song.