Daddy's little warblers

Daddy's little warblers

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Nesting is a pleasure when eggs appear...

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When daddy chose his mate, he ruffled 
his feathers... he brought her berries... 
she thought he was all that 

She was a chestnut-sided warbler
wearing a yellow cap with rufous sides... 
a real show stopper 

Grandma Chickadee flew from the east 
to visit the first-born when she chirped... 
as a newly-born fledgling 

The entire family went fishing on a 
lake on top of the mountain... 
there were worms galore and baby ducks 

Hummingbirds sipped orange blossoms 
and at night slept in a deep sleep-like state... 
known as torpor, when their body slows 

Hummers are tough and so are 
Mommy and Daddy warblers busy when...  
Spring fever dances in their hearts  






© 2017 Patricia Wedel



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boy do i love this poem ..every line a tweet ..er treat ;) the charm drips from it like honey and the interjection of language like:
"she thought he was all that " and:
"a real show stopper" make the personalizations of the birds that much more real ..not sure you need the "turpor" definition ..i felt it in the preceding line quite well .. this is a tribute i truly wish i wrote for me own Ma and Da ..well done .. a keeper for sure!
E.


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest E... your tenderness is apparent when nature drops the nectar of life upon the page... birds.. read more



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This made me smile. I wonder how much birds really feel, and what they would say if they could! Yours is a really lovely little poem, giving nature a bit of personification. Good for you.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Auntie... Of course birds have instincts as do most or all animals... some more than others. I.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

3 Months Ago

It is a lovely sunny day here in England, and many birds are getting ready for their migration. Some.. read more
"Hummingbirds sipped orange blossoms
and at night slept in a deep sleep-like state...
known as torpor,"

Posted 3 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Sami... thank you for reading my poem, "Daddy's Little Warblers". I trust you have been safe t.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

I have been. You do the same. You are welcome.
Your fine poetic description, evokes such beauty and intense imagery, indicative of the elation, excitement, intensity and loving devotion that occurs when new life emerges into the great, wild blue yonder!

Wonderful write my dear friend!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Tom... how charming to read your review. Birds of all colors and diversity visit our feeders. .. read more
What sweet, goings on, it seems a fantasy land of color, chirps and flitting about. At this moment, the hummers are all over the two feeders on the patio, taking cues from this poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Sam... how delightful to read your review. Birds are amazing and keep
Me humble when I .. read more
You must be a bird-watcher becuz your descriptions are so crisp & unique & fresh & interesting. I love the way you bring in lots of creatures to round out the setting. I often marvel at how there are so many interesting sights & sounds when one sits still to observe.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear barley girl... lovely that you could stop by and share some bird tales with me.
Yes, I.. read more
And that Spring fever is starting to appear right now here in Australia....Spring has almost sprung!

Maybe you should be ordained as the poetic PATron saint of the birds? Such devotion to those little creatures you have!

This is another adorable write; delicately describing the cycle of mating of our avian friends. They share so many similarities with we humans in their yearly rituals.

I enjoyed the poem, Pat. Lovely as always.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Doodley... you have touched the gilded edges of eternity with your complimentary wreath of feat.. read more
What a sweet nature write this is, Pat! The personification of the bird family! I could picture them digging for worms and fishing. You made them seem like fashion models with the imagery you employed! Loved every line, my friend. Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Kydia... your charming review has captivated my heart. You are the pretty butterfly that le.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Lydia... lovely trails of forgetmenots bring scents of violets
and buttercups... as .. read more
Lydia

4 Months Ago

No need to thank me twice, Pat! :) I always enjoy your poetry!
'She was a chestnut-sided warbler
wearing a yellow cap with rufous sides...
a real show stopper '

Smiling start to finish, Patricia... this really is a delightful flow of words.. near miniature paintings set so cleverly and charmingly. Love it all. Thank you for wiping away a few aches and tears. (You)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Emmajoy... what are friends for, if not for soothing feathers after a day of gardening and sear.. read more
Why a very endearing way to express homage to birds.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Dale... if only we could fly... there would be a father or two in your lapel... I appreciate y.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

There would be a feather or two on your lapel... oops...
boy do i love this poem ..every line a tweet ..er treat ;) the charm drips from it like honey and the interjection of language like:
"she thought he was all that " and:
"a real show stopper" make the personalizations of the birds that much more real ..not sure you need the "turpor" definition ..i felt it in the preceding line quite well .. this is a tribute i truly wish i wrote for me own Ma and Da ..well done .. a keeper for sure!
E.


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest E... your tenderness is apparent when nature drops the nectar of life upon the page... birds.. read more

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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 14 and Madeline age 10; also Shannah age 4 and sister Kahless age 2 Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbur.. more..

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