Soda Crackers

Soda Crackers

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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delightful experience with fascinating birds as they come to feast on soda crackers.

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Soda Crackers

Shared morsels at wood's edge,
yes I have!
crispy bits of soda crackers. 

Spotted towhee, pine chipmunk,
 little mouse-

 come to visit for their own
little share and nibble.

They enter without hesitation
for this table laid out.

Here and gone but word gets out.

The feast is readily attended
 by others like them,

nothing lost.

Neither a word spoken nor a
 gripe displayed,

Simply consumed
 at lightning speed.


© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
Any ideas about content or context? Experiences with critters anyone else?

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Kathy,
I enjoyed your poem. I think you covered this feast well. My wife and I feed the critters behind our house. It is joyful and relaxing to watch them.
Your poem had a easy playful flow to it.
Richie b.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

richie b
"easy and playful" I like that! Yes little song birds are so quick in thier movement.. read more



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Kathy,
I enjoyed your poem. I think you covered this feast well. My wife and I feed the critters behind our house. It is joyful and relaxing to watch them.
Your poem had a easy playful flow to it.
Richie b.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

richie b
"easy and playful" I like that! Yes little song birds are so quick in thier movement.. read more
a delight and playful. this is the good stuff of life.

Made me think of: "Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns — and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?"

Posted 11 Months Ago


Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Pete,
Oh the words of Jesus mean so much! These feathered creatures are something that are in.. read more
This is a familiar scene....it happens to me everyday.

Flocks of Rainbow lorikeets that come tapping at the kitchen window for their daily feed. Add Galahs, Myrna's, Cockatoos and Pigeons, and it becomes a regular meeting of the breeds!

A nice write; grounded in realism and experience.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Doodley,
I cannot say I have had such an experience as you relate in your review. What it mu.. read more
It is truly a pleasure and privilege to share a little time and a few crackers with nature's wondrous creatures as they go about their busy lives!

A beautifully construed nature poem, privileged indeed!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Tom,
When a heart is just free to be. Do we care about outward strain? Give me a free flowing.. read more
love your quick and fun and meaningful poem as a young girl I loved feeding the pedgens on the boardwalk of Atlantic City peanuts from the peanut store there.. fast they consumed and more and more came
a great feeling I loved your poem you do justice to giving food to small wee animals thank you

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Marilyn,
Thanks. This poem came of a sunny hope filled day. I was visited by a darling pine c.. read more
marilyn 1225

1 Year Ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Kathy you have a very good heart also talent for writing a grea.. read more
Every night I sit out on the porch and watch all the critters. I love how you described it, all the different little guys coming out to their feast

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Thanks D. connolly, Glad you can enjoy your porch like that! Fun for sure; you are blessed .. read more
Nice write and one I experience daily. Feeders are out in front and birds of all types feed. In the back deer and turkey feast on grain. Lots of animals in a large space. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

valentine,
Very nice to find a common enjoyment with another. Thanks for sharing and for rea.. read more
i very much enjoy this scene you have played out for me .. i especially like the third couplet :) serene, cute, gracious mix of humanity and the forest ..love it!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Thanks Einstein Noodle,
Just love the small ones so much. They are so quick and delightsome.... read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

my wonderful Norma spent about a year getting a squirrel to take food from her hand .. such a treat .. read more
There is such a peace in watching birds and other little creatures feast. They are happy in this moment, the lingering taste of cracker treats laid out for them. This made me smile so much. Still trying to learn to live fully in every single sweet breath.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

C Froman,
I hope you have special moments of strength and grace and of course living fully in.. read more
I like to watch animals and critters feed and when they are fed, it gives me satisfaction. We have that shared hunger and thirst for survival. Nature and man can help feed those little creatures. An excellent write with openness to....:::))))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

So true. Diversity and diverse opinions are the spice of life and it's many flavors. All rich blessi.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Sami you are a blessing................your gift................Kathy
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

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Tags: chipmunk, feast, woods, lightning, soda crackers, attended, I, table, visit, yes, spotted towhee, mouse, share, nibble

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