Wednesday, March 26, 2014

traces

tuesday morning 
again 
i heard the same robin sing
a distinctive voice
for sure, this one.
 turkey tracks and wiggly sign
over on the hill
 trace a way
 through march snowpack
 and then i saw not one
but five robins
 by the time i struggled to get
my NEW camera out
 they were on to me.
but 
turkey left a down-shafted feather
 and a card came 
a bit late to welcome me home from oz
and it did, smile.
 a phone call from a friend
a batch of prints to tend
and then a strange sound from the little front porch
and on my window
a young and foolish racoon
 caught spraddled on the  window
apparently trying to find
a way up the glass
i made a hullabaloo
because i don't want 
any
(hear that furry guys?!)
any rodents or small
furred guys 
too close.

5 comments:

Inge said...

Nice story and lovely pics, have a great day. Greetings, Inge

Penny said...

Still looking s cold, your trip to us down under must seem like a strange memory.

Velma Bolyard said...

inge, many thanks
penny, it was a lovely lovely thing, that reality!

Fiona Dempster said...

Love the wiggly sign and the turkey track - writing in the snow. But my, there is still so much snow! So glad the robins appeared…

It is pouring down here - we have had about 5 inches of rain in 12 hours. Our 'wet' season is a few months late by the feel of it. At least it isn't cold and rainy.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, snow…supposed to rain here tomorrow, maybe the snow will subtract.

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