VerseLove – Bird Poems

Day 9 of 30 of National Poetry Month at #VerseLove

Dixie Keyes inspires writers to write bird poems today at in celebration of National Poetry Month during VerseLove.

Uber Owl

The Great Horned Owl 

was an Uber horn in my dream,

the real sound from the 

front yard woods

whooo whooo whooo who whoing

in my sleep 

to hurry me along. 

I woke up, heard the flurry 

of feathered friends 

kicking up a 

cacophonous fuss

and fumbled for my shoes

and phone,

ran out onto the porch

in my pajamas and robe.

Great Horned Owl

was having it out

with a wild turkey

using fowl language

as the songbirds 

chattered with joy 

ignoring the dispute,

greeting the new day

with no rebuttals.

Isaiah 34:15 ESV

There the owl nests and lays and hatches and gathers her young in her shadow; indeed, there the hawks are gathered, each one with her mate.


One Reply to “VerseLove – Bird Poems”

  1. The pairing of the dream and waking worlds makes for an engaging start. The rest—a wild row in the outdoors with fowl language—is a pleasant and meaningful departure from tranquil nature poetry. Appealing, entertaining imagery. As so often from you, truly artful verse.

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