Sunday, October 14, 2007


smartly feathered, friendly,
first in the morning.
Following these early risers
house finch, nuthatch,
cardinal, mourning dove.
About eleven a gang of grackles
show up.
Iridescent green, gold helmets
black feathers tailored as a tuxedo.
They gorge taking turns,
nine, ten swinging on the feeder.
Meanwhile,in neighboring trees
earlier guests perch.
Georgia Cook, 10/07

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