Every day to and from work, I walk past this bird feeder, created by a class at my school, and enjoy the color, the joyous look of it, especially in winter. I decided to write about its purpose, as I see it. Here is my celebration of it.
"A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the
-- Pooh's LittleInstruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne
Most birds have flown;
it’s winter after all.
It braids its tones of muted color
into the lonely sounds of geese
that fly the sky.
From creek to lake to pond,
Sad are the robins creeping;
there’s nothing to be found.
They toddle, pecking at the dirt,
ignorant of worms working
Crows speak in thinnest caws,
grumbling as they sit
waiting in bare trees,
little here for brightest birds, little here
The color found in made-up birds
conversing in the bath
will serve as welcome wagon
when real ones arrive
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