The Council

convening
at the birdbath
migration is debated

What’s In A Name?


call me
by my real name
groused the pheasant

Field Colleague


we share a moment
then take off
to our work

Hummingbird’s Hallelujah


praise
for the nectar
sweet people make

Two Birds

the expanse of the sky
was unfathomable
so they flew together

Fall Preparations

room in the cheeks
room in the stash house
work to be done

Dreamland

our misty world was soft
and we were free
together

House Wren On The Garden Rail


where to stay?
when all the world
is home

The Thrum Of Thirst


sipping sweetness
from the false foxglove
mocktails in the afternoon

Repose

motionless he remained
his soul already
flown to heaven

#zeninthegarden
#leafandtwig
#repose

Rendezvous

every year they meet
at the base of the tree
their love renewed each spring

Duty

the sentry
guarding the feeder
as dawn wakes the day