Time to Fill the Feeder


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    Time to Fill the Feeder

    Time to fill the feeder
    Greedy little buggers come and gone
    Left only dark husks on the ground and flew away
    Once in a while they come and thump the window
    They're mad at me.
    I'm forgetful and it's late winter
    And they like the sunflower seeds
    Particularly well

    I stall a bit and let them thump
    When the tray is empty they have to fly further
    To other feeders; even to dry fields and emaciated weeds
    To stoke the little fires
    That keep their bellies warm
    And give them wings in winter

    Oh, I'll give them a break soon.
    Just want to make sure they understand
    The proper use of wings and beaks
    And brains and claws.
    In case something happens to me.
    And no one remembers about the feeder.

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    HarverTomsson commented on Time to Fill the Feeder


    Tom, Here all along, I thought you were a nature LOVER. LOL



    I do love nature. That's why I don't want the birds to depend entirely on me for food. I could keel over dead some day. They at least need to know where the other birdie Piggly Wiggly is.

    lightcourier commented on Time to Fill the Feeder


    nice story, Posting this by my bird feeder. lol. great poem

    dahlusion commented on Time to Fill the Feeder


    As a political poem, which I usually will not comment on, the metaphorical imagery here is unique beyond description.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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