Wednesday, June 25, 2008
An offer I could not refuse
this blue dragonfly
& unnoticed companion(s?)
claiming an outpost
on a battered post
sat long minutes
gazing NNW for some reason
known only to the dragonfly
Sloooooow putters on the green
lining 'em up like Ben Crenshaw
gave me time to play my own game
Posted by aimlessjoys 2 at 2:22 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
the fan blades whirring into one shadow
wings fanning into one blur
both feet on the ground
trudging along behind the lawn mower
the persistence of weeds
& the bright haze
surrounding the Summer Moon.
Posted by aimlessjoys 2 at 6:51 AM
Monday, June 9, 2008
I've been kind of blue
after the demise of the cardinal babies.
One was too big for the nest,
& tipped out the whole lot,
judging from the empirical evidence
What I found...
broke my heart for awhile.
I'll pull a few weeds,
set out the hummingbird feeders
take care of a few other details,
& continue to observe
Posted by aimlessjoys 2 at 6:56 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I saw the brilliant father stop by
perched on a patio chair--
couldn't get a good shot, though,
& the mother, whose dishevelment,
evidently resulting from just sitting
for so long, endeared her forever to me--
her topknot in such disarray.
But now she's sleek again, & assertive,
a grain of something that looked like a bit of dried corn
glowing within her golden orange beak.
The way she waits for the biggest chick
to stand down so she can reach the smaller ones,
& her fierce pride, flying in the face
of bluejays taunting
like juvenile delinquents on a subway,
or well-meaning humans.
When I approach the window,
from inside my own house,
inside, with camera or coffee cup,
she flies at the glass & her entire
So I keep in the shadow of a curtain
watching from time to time
as I pass by on other duties
to spy on the progress.
This rich blessing of time--
to love & observe the birds
I leave a small pile of popcorn
just outside the door
Posted by aimlessjoys 2 at 7:05 AM