Poetry Friday: Bluebird’s Reflections

Today I’m participating in Poetry Friday. You can find the roundup at Wondering and Wandering, along with the next installment of the 2020 Progressive Poem. Thanks, Christie!

A few weeks ago I was delighted to notice that the bluebirds returned. This spring they chose the the large white house by the peonies for their home, and before long there were five eggs nestled in the soft bed of pine needles. Yesterday I watched the couple perched on the roof, sharing a snack. Such a heart-warming scene!

Yesterday as the wind blew and the temperature dropped, I wondered what the mama bluebird might be thinking. Is she grateful for a place of shelter? Hopeful for a healthy brood? Worried about possible predators? Those thoughts, inspired Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s lesson on writing in the voice of another, led to this short poem:

Bluebird’s Reflections

Wind chills the air,
Scatters blossoms from the cherry tree.
Blows down branches from the maple.
But in this sturdy house
I sit on five lovely eggs,
Thankful for shelter from the wind.
Thankful for soft pine needles.
Thankful for each new life.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

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9 Responses to Poetry Friday: Bluebird’s Reflections

  1. jama says:

    Lovely images in your poem, Rose! I love bluebirds :).

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  2. margaretsmn says:

    We have a bluebird house but we’ve never had any residents. Do you have any tips for attracting them? Five lovely eggs! How exciting!

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    • rosecappelli says:

      Try mealworms. When I first wanted to attract bluebirds I used live ones, but I quickly changed to the dried variety. I don’t think it makes a difference. Also, make sure you don’t have house sparrows in the area. They are very mean and will drive bluebirds away. I’ve had to resort to some drastic measures (removing nests and sometimes even eggs) to keep them from nesting in the bluebird houses.

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  3. lindabaie says:

    We have beautiful mountain bluebirds here, but only in the mountains! I miss those beauties I grew up with in Missouri, lovely & sweet. Hope yours remain safe in their nest taking care of those eggs, Rose. You’ve written their words well!

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  4. Glad the bluebirds have a sturdy house–and I liked hearing the reassuring voice of mama bluebird. Wishing you and the bluebirds well, thanks Rose!

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  5. I just love bluebirds, and it’s neat to think about what they might be thinking or saying. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Fun to think of bluebirds having these thoughts. I, too, am “Thankful for shelter from the wind.” 🙂

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  7. mbhmaine says:

    I love the gentle reflections of your bluebirds, Rose! I echo many of their sentiments and try to remember, when I’m feeling chafed by restrictions,how fortunate I am to have my most comfortable shelter. Thankful.Thankful. Thankful.

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  8. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Lovely reflections from the bluebirds–thanks for sharing. We’ve seen a bluebird or two fly through the yard but don’t have houses for them.

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