Ode To And For the Birds


I. Ode to Lost Feathers

roadside grass
traps feathers lost
to blue jays and crows

II. Ode to Winter Trees

snow dusted
branches weave
icy lace


III. Waiting for the Birds

feeder hung
filled with seeds
the birds will come

IV. Listening for the Birds

hard to spot
the whip-poor-will chants
a pleading song

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Image: Claude Monet, The Magpie, Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 17 Prompt: 1. Ode To (blank) 2. (blank) is for the birds