Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day (SWF)

Carolina Wren on Lamppost


Morning

Five forty-five, and barely lit--
already through the open porch door,
the sound of birds, eager for dawn, fills the air.
To the chill that still returns each night,
this brisk wake-up call races the sun--
outrunning it,
each time, to my window.

Then, as suddenly as it all began, it is finished.
And Day takes them away.






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29 comments:

Ginnymo said...

They are the sweetest little birds Nina! I only had the opportunity to see one this past winter at my feeder. I wish I'd see them again but I guess they go somewhere else. I was so happy to have seen that one. And get such a close up of it. That is the one on my blog side bar. I really enjoy your writing and photos. Thanks so much.

Mocha said...

I love ur nature and poetry blog and I have added you to my own blogroll :) I regularly read your posts and they really bring a smile to my face :)) TFS!

Bernie said...

Love your blog....can't imagine ever being up that early but then look what I miss....take care:-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those little birdies are feeding young in my window box right now. The house wrens have returned too. It is such an exciting time of year. There are still a few White Crowns around barely scratching out a song. They must be practicing for the real thing when they get to where they nest.

Wanda said...

Hi Nina...Carolina wrens are my favorite bird...they are stay here year round...they never stop singing...almost like a ritual just for me...every morning and evening and through out the day...there they are...and they nest in anything and anywhere it seems.

Anonymous said...

Your captured that charmed fleeting moment so well! Love the little wren on the lamp, what a wonderful rustic image!

Deborah Godin said...

Oops - guess it's time to file my nails if I'm accidently posting as Anonymous!

Arija said...

Beautiful shots, I love the way the birds sing betore it is light enough for them to find food. As though they sang to forget about the hunger pangs they woke up with, fluting their hope into the early morninf air.

dAwN said...

I have to say ..lately those Carolina Wrens are driving me crazy...non stop singing in the morning...then more in the afternoon..and evening...
Do they have a turn off switch? tee hee..
nice skywatch post...beautiful photos.

foto CHIP said...

Lovely blue sky and lovely birds as well :)

Erin said...

beautiful words and lovely photos of the cute little wrens ^..^%

naturglede said...

Love your sweet birds:)

bowledover said...

Your pictures are lovely and I enjoy your write ups too. Thanks for sharing.

Rune said...

Sweet little birds, great photo.

Photo Cache said...

I love your poetry. It's a joy to read.

Michele said...

Such wonderful words... I did like them and your photos are always a pleasure to view!

Mirage said...

They are singing because if the beautiful sky! :)

Pam said...

That first photo is a stunner. I love the colours.

PJ said...

So very sweet, I love to see birds in their element. Happy SWF!

B Squared said...

Nice shots. Stop by to see what I shot in my yard.

Babooshka said...

Sweet little birds and so lucky to find them in such an open landscape

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's very very early. I'm a night owl these days ... but even those I don't hear hooting.

Endment said...

Haven't seen a Carolina Wren here yet this year --- but I am watching and waiting :)
Your words perfectly describe this morning -
I will enjoy your Carolina Wren until ours arrive

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love their cheerful song, thanks for sharing these photos.

Naturegirl said...

NIna early morning birding is the best!! I should get up and get out myself!!Lovely post!

Pearl Maple said...

Darling photos to celebrate spring and Sky Watch Friday. Thanks for brightening up our day.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a sweet litle wren!

i beati said...

returning to old haunts sandy

Karen said...

Cute little birds...

Great photos.. :-)