In This World (part II)

In today’s garden
I tilled for peppers
paused
as she taught
them to fly

swooped off
the fence
hopped a bit
on spring grass
measured flight
they flew in
awkward formation

returned
to the good fence
mother zeroed
in on the newly
turned earth

one eye
to me
as if to say
I haven’t
much time

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12 Responses to In This World (part II)

  1. johemmant says:

    Great portrait but the ending is wonderful, makes her so much more than just a ‘bird in a poem’ if that makes sense.

  2. whanderingdharma007 says:

    This is a delightful poem. We found a baby robin last year whose mother had been hit by a car so we raised it until it was old enough to fly south for the winter. We had quite the time trying to teach it how to fly! This poem brings back memories of ‘Hedwig.’ (That’s what my children named the robin).

    Wonderful writing. I’ll be back!

  3. Bob says:

    No doubt about it, Scot… you *get* it.

  4. Scot says:

    JO
    I am glad you like this

  5. Scot says:

    Jo H
    makes sense to me–I saw her as a mother first

  6. Scot says:

    007
    great name and wonderful story–good poem or story in there.

  7. Scot says:

    Bob
    thanks bob

  8. I like this, very well observed!

  9. Scot says:

    Juliet
    Glad you liked it!

  10. Vincent says:

    economical portrait that conveys more than it says

  11. Scot says:

    vincent
    thanks for commenting on this–you are right

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