Tuesday, April 10, 2012

National Poetry Month - Poem #9

I'm still one day behind...

( photo from Audubon Magazine)

( photo from smedesphoto.com)

At Fort Clifton Park, Colonial Heights Virginia

We walked the boardwalk through the little swamp
almost at twilight
almost at closing time
for the nature preserve.
In the quiet
 flash of buttery yellow
and the Prothonotary Warbler
three feet in front of us
on a crusty branch,
to feed her flapping fledgling.
Unmindful of us
paralyzed with joy
to see her
so close
so close.

( photo by David Lindsey)

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