How to fly

How to fly

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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under the cover of bright orange Zinnias...

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I fell for a northern Flicker with a gentle expression   
His mating involved bill touching, bobbing, 
and spreading wings...   

Being a female southern Flicker, I returned his favor by 
dancing and calling wick-a-wick-a-wick-a...  
with intervals of seduction and a bit of plucking...  

I knew we would mate for life and my intention was 
to be his wife for better or for worse... 
until death us do part... 

Mating among the Zinnia's is a romantic rendezvous 
and a possible coup... a brilliant, sudden, and usually 
successful stroke of luck... 

We will share the responsibility of teaching our 
offspring "How to fly"... 





© 2017 Patricia Wedel



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I enjoyed the bird watching. Watching a toddler climb 15 ft high steps...it's the sort of thing we do in the park around here. And we try not to distract her by yelling, "hold on" ...but we are there to catch her at the bottom of the "big kid" slide. I love the birds.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Fabian... we share so much in common with the birds and their parenting instincts. Little ones.. read more



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Patricia, your poetry oozes romance in the most beautiful of ways always.
These birds, so lucky they are to fly together.


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Ana Papaya... how Charming it is to read your review. We have moved this year to Willow Pond w.. read more
Ana Papaya

4 Months Ago

It's sounds like have found a little piece of paradise.
:)
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

Paradise is where you hang your wings...
A poetic heart is worn on your sleeve...
I .. read more
I enjoyed the bird watching. Watching a toddler climb 15 ft high steps...it's the sort of thing we do in the park around here. And we try not to distract her by yelling, "hold on" ...but we are there to catch her at the bottom of the "big kid" slide. I love the birds.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Fabian... we share so much in common with the birds and their parenting instincts. Little ones.. read more
I loved this piece Patricia,
"I fell from a northern flicker" I love the romance of the love story here. All of it hidden so skillfully in and among the pretty wording! Beautifully done! Best Wishes!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

dear John... wow! You found an earlier poem that made you smile. It is fun to imagine the romance .. read more
Beautiful and how simple is the beauty of nature never doubting or questioning just doing what must be done, can never go wrong from learning from nature it has all the answers we seek, wonderful writing🌹

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

Birds are very Brave and resourceful...
Amen...
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‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

7 Months Ago

Only a pleasure, yes the beauty of new beginnings🌹
so cute ..so playful ..a very bright spot on the subject of love ..it just doesn't have to be so damn serious all the time ..i adore this poem and am putting it in me library ..thanks for sharing your bird call of the day :)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear E... what an endearing morning to find you at the feeder nibbling on sunflower seeds ... perhap.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

big grin on me face right now ... thanks Pat!
You are right my friend. We must teach our offspring to fly fearless and strong.
"I knew we would mate for life and my intention was
to be his wife for better or for worse...
until death us do part... "
I understand the above line. Me and poor wife are trying. Thank you Patricia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear John... "we must teach our offspring to fly fearless and strong" is a good omen when raising ch.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you Pat and you are welcome.
I love the beautiful imagery that you've created here. Depiction from birds' point of view is simple very interesting. Lovely line to end the poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Sourav... Birds seem to survive in nature in so many ways... without wars in many countries... .. read more
Great personification of the Flicker woodpeckers....a tale of two finding a romantic haven among the colorful flowers. So sweet, Pat. The imagery is stunning. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Lydi... romance has no barriers when love is in the air... "tweets" are allowed in
the .. read more
When it comes to us humans and the high incidence of marriage breakdown, could do well by taking a leaf from ( or a feather) from the humble Zinnia!

Love, courtship and matrimonial devotion at its very poetic best...beautifully penned Pat!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Tom... you have showered my poem with the tenderness of a soft rain... refreshing and thoughtfu.. read more
What a lovely poem, with a thoughtful message. Those Zinnias know more than they make out! I watch the pigeons on the roof tops, with their seduction antics. The male bows to his mate and then they gently nibble beaks. Quite right too!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear aunt Astro... your review is true to
Heart... nature is fascinating and never misses an .. read more

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