I set a challenge to write a poem a day, because it is April, because it is Poetry month – and so far have been*OK* about meeting that challenge. Why do the mornings go too fast for me to finish a poem, why does my husband talk to me at just the wrong time? Anyway, it is Saturday morning, a LOVELY spring day. I have my computer, my coffee and my dog and we are sitting on the deck and I am determined to finish this before I start my day.
Sitting in the morning sun On a warm spring day, I am aware - Aware of all the Sounds The sounds that Surround me. The occasional car Whooshes by, But mostly It is peaceful And Calm And I hear the Ocean - waves lapping. I hear the birds Pipeing, singing. Such a variety. Seagulls, busy, busy With their characteristic calls, Diving, screeching and squabbling. Ducks and geese Waterbirds who with a rush Of flapping wings Fly low over the Glassy water. I watch a pair of eagles Moving soundlessly, Gliding Floating Specks against the clouds. A little black-capped chickadee Came to call, She sat on branch near me and sang a little song To make sure I noticed Her. She was sweet, Black, white and a Little russet along her back. My mother's favorite Little bird Stopping to say hello On this noisy Lovely April morning.