Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Birds and a Poem

Baby birds, spotted at the Rusty Rabbit Shop, Ephraim, WI

Weekend Work
Jeanie Tomasko, in the 2009 Wisconsin Poets Calendar

First light, and already the clover
bends and rises to the small weight

of bees, snatching nectar.
The white faces of lace allow

the sweet nuzzle of want,
then let go. There is so much to do

the wrens say,gathering sticks
the oaks say, widening.

So much work, I say, letting morning
ripen blackberries till they shine.


Teri C said...

Aw, so sweet.

Anonymous said...

I love poems that make me take notice of what is small, yet so vital. Beautiful shot of the birds!