pica hudsonia

 

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”

 

skah, skah
ka- ka- ka- ka
bold bird, both
seen and heard
wears coattails
pretends to sing
strong sharp beak
iridescent wings
dressed formal
in black & white
wants to impress
looks for a fight
scavenger ways
fill magpie days

 

image from Pinterest

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sunra Rainz
    Jul 30, 2021 @ 08:29:23

    Good old magpies 🙂 Lovely poem.

    Reply

  2. Blogggersbell
    Jul 29, 2021 @ 15:15:32

    Lovely!

    Reply

  3. sanaarizvi
    Jul 29, 2021 @ 13:53:28

    Gorgeous, gorgeous write, Lynn 😀

    Reply

  4. merrildsmith
    Jul 29, 2021 @ 07:50:39

    This is wonderful! I love the sharp rhythm, and the magpie.

    Reply

  5. Helen Dehner
    Jul 28, 2021 @ 23:15:49

    This is one impressive bird …. and poem!

    Reply

  6. Becoming His Tapestry
    Jul 28, 2021 @ 17:55:44

    Beautiful Lynn

    Reply

  7. fireblossom32
    Jul 28, 2021 @ 17:36:32

    Don’t let him get in a fight with a mirror!

    Reply

  8. Lucy
    Jul 28, 2021 @ 16:34:08

    Ooh, I love this! 😀

    Reply

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