Posted by: Sand Squiggles -- Richard Modlin's Blog | September 17, 2014

Poem for Today


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Nearby air trembles like a drum.

Diaphanous wings beat with dazzling speed.

A greenish bird the size of my thumb.

Flits up and tweets,


and tweets again.

Zips down,

and zooms to the reddish tube,

impales the center dot in the plastic yellow flower,

and sucks a sweet shot to keep its power.

ʃ ʃ ʃ

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© Copyright by Richard Modlin, 2014

Check out Chasing Wings, ForeWord Reviews’ 2008 Finalist for the Book of the Year Award in nature writing, for more of my encounters and experiences while bird watching. Click on My Books


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  4. Love it Richard! The air does vibrate like a drum. cool.

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