Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Yellow-Rumped Warbler

    Photo by Margaret Bednar

At the window feeder
in softly falling snow,
underneath the cedar,
amid the birds there clustered
sits one with marks of mustard.
How can you spot ‘em?
By his yellow bottom.

Over at the Imaginary Garden Margaret asked us to "play it again" by choosing a previous writing prompt.  I chose the Rhyme Royal form prompt.  Rhyme Royal is rhymed poetry with the following pattern:  a-b-a-b-b-c-c.  I"ve taken some liberties with line length - just part of my light-hearted approach to the lovely picture.

24 comments:

  1. How delightful to spot him with his yellow bottom ~ We choose the same pictures, smiles ~

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  2. A simple hello when the bottom is yellow

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  3. Cute! I chose this picture and this form too, but went somewhere completely different with it (as I was also inspired by a third ingredient).

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  4. …and do you see his little furry stole around the back of his neck? Those are bossy little birds too!

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    1. They are so cute! We don't have them in my neck of the woods. Thanks for introducing us, Margaret.

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  5. I love this.. It's so fine to watch those little birds by the feeder - love the little yellow button,

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  6. I love seeing the birds on the feeder! They are so cute. :)

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    1. Yes, and Margaret's photos are so very good.

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  7. A bit of sunshine peeking through his drawers. Lovely!

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    1. Everyone else was so profound... I went for the chuckle.

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  8. Lovely little poem and sweet little photo too. Spring is ready to peek through any day now, right?!

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  9. Lots of fun, and full of ornithological expertise, Mary. ;_) This is the weather to be feeding the birds, for sure.

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  10. We feed the birds, too. The chickadees and nuthatches are two of my favorites. I'd love to see your cute yellow fellow, too.

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  11. haha I'm smiling a lot today visiting the garden
    ZQ

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  12. made me smile, Mary. thanks for your kind words at my place, too ~

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  13. ha!! cute poem and little yellow bottom!

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