The A to Z Poetry Challenge is over halfway finished. Wow! This month, I have written 14 poems counting today’s poem. I have to thank Rena Traxel once again for organizing this wonderful challenge. She inspires us each day as she challenges us to increase our poetic skills. She has taken us from just a group of poets to a group of supportive friends. Thanks, Rena!!!
N is for Nature! Rena provided us with a really nice photo she took of a nest. It inspired me to write a little bird poem which is below the nest picture. But, then, as I thought about it, my mind took me to where I grew up…the most beautiful place in the world—the Crystal River Valley in western Colorado. Talk about nature! I thought of all the mountains I could write about…Mount Sopris, Elephant Mountain, Chair Mountain…you get the drift. I thought about the river, itself…and then I thought about something that happens in late May to early June. It’s awesome! So I found a picture (which includes the one and only Mount Sopris). The photo will be below my second poem, The King, so as to not spoil my surprise ending! I still go to The Crystal River Valley often because my parents are still there…and I could truly go wild about nature in that setting! Now for my bird poem inspired by Rena’s photo.
You Will Find Me
Grass, twig, straw — my nest in the tree—
my home…so you search for me.
Now in the springtime you will find me
carrying grasses to the tree.
Now in the summer you will find me
soaring high above the tree.
Now in the autumn you will find me
singing loudly from the tree.
Now in the winter you will find me
leaving tracks beneath the tree.
But when I stop—my nest in the tree—
my home—is where you’ll find me.
I roar throughout the field, “I’m King!”
Up! Up! Up! I spring!
Across the field I cover ground.
“Beauty!” I am crowned.
In sun I spread my golden mane.
It is true! I reign!
This, the field, my royal Zion.
Me? The dandelion!Oh and by the way…speaking of spring…we have ducks—Mr. and Mrs. Quackers. I made them their own blog right HERE.