Sunday, February 20, 2011



Calender with Magpie

Early spring, late winter
wobbly magpies busy with sticks
it begins again

Late spring and magpies
kill jackrabbit leveret
unloved assassin

Summer comes, time
for weaning fat magpie chicks
raucous noise follows


On sunny lawn a
magpie pecks sleeping rabbit
futile kicks follow


Amid green leaves
many loud magpies come to mock
embarrassed tabby


Fall and teenaged
magpies wrestle the plant tags
but for now wire wins

Winter magpies watch
as we slog thru slushy snow
watching just watching
                                   
                                                            Guy








4 comments:

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, this poem is just perfect for a magpie through the seasons! Well done!

Guy said...

Thank you Kathie. I loved your picture of the squirrel in the feeder.
Guy

Hilke Breder said...

I love that poem and photos of the Magpie. I have not seen any Magpies in this country but they very common birds in Germany. I also enjoy your quotations. You are widely read.

Guy said...

Thank you Hilke

I am very happy you enjoyed the post.

Guy