Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Red-winged Blackbird (PAD - Day 1)



(NOTE: Photo credit appears below)

 

Red-winged Blackbird


 


Shrill trill slashes softer melodies


announcing his arrival;  


Winter’s cold hold decried by the skirl.


I seek a peek of scarlet amid the rustling


remains of last autumn’s cattails.


Spring disembarks on red wings.

 

 

 

POEM: Prompted by Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides Poem-a-Day (PAD) Challenge for April:

  2013-april-pad-challenge-day-1 

 

PHOTO CREDIT:

Photo of red-winged blackbird is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

 

Description
Русский: Красноплечий чёрный трупиал (Agelaius phoeniceus), Онтарио, Канада
Date
5 May 2010
Source
Own work
Author


 


 

2 comments:

  1. These birds are a sign of spring to me. Beautiful poem!

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  2. Ahhh, thanks, Patricia! They mean the same to me. :-)

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