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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Garden Bloggers Muse Day: BirdBath

This is my first Garden Bloggers Muse Day, thanks to Carolyn at Sweet Home & Garden Chicago. I decided to write a poem about the birdbath because I just saw a bird use it for the first time. It's short, but I wanted to give it a stab!
BirdBath
Two pieces, concrete
Probably factory-made.
Filled with some water
And set out to roost,
In a corner of dappled-shade.
Alone along the fence,
But not out of sight,
Beneath the cicadas singing.
Waiting for a robbin, a sparrow,
A wren.
A pool of cool water, waiting.

5 comments:

Gina said...

Nice job, Rosemarie!

Carolyn gail said...

Thank you, Rosemarie, for contributing to the Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. That was a lovely poem.

Annie in Austin said...

If you fill it, they will come!

You wrote real poetry Rosemarie - mine is just rhyme.

Our two piece concrete Birdbath has been in the middle area of the back yard for 3 years, moved just 6 or 8 feet as we adjusted beds and furniture. The birds are either dense or incredibly cautious... move it a few feet and it takes them about 5 days to decide it's okay to go back.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

kate said...

This is a good poem, Rosemarie ... I like it!

Alyssa said...

Hi Rosemarie - (I just love your name!) What an excellent poem you've written. That lonely birdbath will have birds coming soon. Then you'll have to write a poem about all your visitors.

Your hardwood floor is very pretty and the pictures of the tile looks very much like the ones we also picked out at Home Depot. They sure make it hard to choose - all are so pretty!

I'm glad you enjoyed the haiku.

Alyssa