Losing Your Shell

Losing Your Shell

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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secure and warm... from misty rain...

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In the month of June when we see a new moon... 

a turquoise egg will begin to crack 

with soft silky feathers laid back... 

The world is at their beck and call 

after all we need beautiful Robins with

tiny beeks to steal our hearts... 

We start singing the song in Spring... 

When the Red Red Robin comes 

Bob Bob, Bobbin along... 

Little boys with their Race Cars and 

Little girls with their Dolls are 

discovering aqua marine egg shells 

under their race cars and doll carriages...  

The day is virtually alive with the new birth 

of fledglings who will break each day with a song... 

    

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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Even if not around any bird watchers, I'd wager that EVERYONE (among our generation) grew up with a fondness for robins, with the iconic red-breasted males & robin's eggs used endlessly to identify the ultimate shade of light blue with a hint of turquoise. You've packed this poem with memories, including the "bob, bob, bobbin along" song that must've been a sixth-grade camp classic. The way you load up on poignant imagery, your nest is full & overflowing! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

Thanks for sharing the amazing story. When we were young... songs and music did leave us swooning. .. read more
Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

I will listen to "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez...
shortly today. Bless you dear heart. .. read more
barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Thanks for the share! *smile*



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Simply said but utterly true.... I love robins, I love your poem... thank you for smiling into my Friday! xx

( Had to edit my previous review, so sorry. )


Posted 8 Months Ago


Wonderful photo and amazing words dear Pat. Nature is artwork for the wise. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


So nice. You always create such a garden of splendour with your poetry. We are so lucky to have you at the cafe. Thank you, Pat:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Pryde... I am speechless... you review is a like a gift of Peonies whose fragrance is beyond be.. read more
I has a robin make a nest out of my bedroom window when I was a little boy I would sneak peaks at the fledglings but the mother would always swoop at the window if she saw me so I had to be very careful not to startle I used to think they looked like space aliens with blue unopened eyes the way they would jerk there big heads around animated the mind flow this poem reminded me of this Patricia:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Robert... I love the idea of a fledgling Robins with their eyes closed... looking like space al.. read more
I like the way birds go about their business in such an unintrusive way. THis fine write reminds me of the poem Who killed c**k robin? My fav as a kid.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Andrew... the birds have a lot of space to fly
unencumbered flying to branches everywhe.. read more
This little poem is bursting with life. When those eggs hatch and we have little birdies to continue to keep us all happy. I love my garden friends and we had a cheeky Robin in the past who at times hopped into our kitchen to sit on the mat. Happy as could be. No Robins now we have a cat, they stay away, but the magpies come on the deck and pinch her biscuits, and then there are my blackbirds who sing me awake each morning. Love this little poem of pure joy. Add children into the recipe and you have perfection Pat. Beautiful poetry.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

All too often the focus is purely on the human side. We do not get the full picture of how our anima.. read more
Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

Thank you Chris... today Sunday we have on the ledge of our Dec outside the kitchen window--:
read more
Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

(continued) we have on the Deck of our Kitchen window-- male and female Cardinals and even their you.. read more
We had a trellis outside our kitchen door that housed a small porch. One spring, a robin nested in one of the openings, and if you stood tippy-toed, you were able to look inside the nest. I'll never forget the color of blue the eggs were, and the sight of the fledglings with their little beaks. Every spring afterwards, there were always more robins in our yard, and what a joy it was to see them. Such a beautiful piece, Pat...and so typically "you" to write so eloquently of nature!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Kelly... standing tippy-toed to see Robin blue eggs is expressed so lovingly... When you think .. read more
it is a new day ..every day ..thank you for putting me in this one ...with the hatchlings and soft hues of wonderful Spring ... how it enlivens even the dullest of senses and people ;) and boy did you ever pluck the strings with the red robbin bob bob bobbin' along .. me Ma use to sing it to me to cheer me up .. or just to send me off on me day with joy and happiness .. oh i can hear her voice and see her so clearly .. a long time ago :)))))))))))) thank you!!! thank you very much Pat!
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

ahahaha yes ... the cooling is the trick! what a pair you and your husband make ... makes me smile t.. read more
Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

Hi E... Roger and I met at Bronco Billy's... a Country Music Bar with a Buffet. pay the cover charg.. read more
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

i think you have told me that ... same dance ... different room ;) both charming and romantic
Everyday miracles accrue in the form of births of every creature around the world... A magnificent look into this never ending phenomenon.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Dale... when creatures of every species emerge into our world... they are so adorable and immed.. read more

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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 16 and Madeline age 12; also Shannah age 7 and sister Kahless age 5; Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbu.. more..

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