Prompted poetry: robin photo

This is in response to a photo prompt/meme posted by Shawn at Shawn L. Bird on Monday. The title isn’t very clever, but it provides some context that’s lacking if you don’t have the photo as a reference. Suggestions and comments welcome!

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Robin at Montserrat

bit of parti-colored fluff on a rocky ledge cares
nothing for the travelers on this pilgrim way, intent
rather on insects stirred by their passing, dusty votives
for the wide-mouth choristers who clamorously intone
the offices of her days — their stuffed silence the peace
she seeks, their bulging craws the benediction
over which she folds when evening’s chill sets in

 

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2 responses to “Prompted poetry: robin photo

  1. “dusty votives
    for the wide-mouth choristers who clamorously intone
    the offices of her days” – lovely!

    I can tell you’ve been there…

    (right?)

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