Friday, December 27, 2019

Song of the Red Birds

Listen to the songs
of the red birds perched
on the highest branch
of the naked tree,
the east wind tosses
their feathers,
tilting their heads
to the snowflakes twirling
across the woods,
the Red Birds trill,
"Cheer!  Cheer!  Cheer!"
on the grayest day
of the New Year,
they do not hear
the other creatures
complaining and shivering
in the cold winter,
the Red Birds keep
a cheerful song of their hearts
as they bob and sing.
          --Brenda Kay Ledford

This poem appeared in "Pancakes in Heaven,"
                                       January 2020 issue

I wish all my blogger friends a very happy New Year!


Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy New Year to you.

magnoliasntea said...

Love poem, and the images are gorgeous.
Happy New Year, Brenda!

Karen said...

I love seeing the cardinals here even in winter. Your poem describes them perfectly! Hope you have a wonderful year too.

Hill Top Post said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! We should all take lessons from the Redbirds and “keep a cheerful song” in our hearts. Happy New Year to you!

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful! Blessings to you in the new year.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Thank you! And a Merry belated Christmas to you, too! Cardinals are my favorite bird. They are unfailingly cheerful, and they are such family birds. I often see father and mother bird caring for the youngsters.

Connie said...

Lovely poem, Brenda! I hope you had a merry Christmas, and I'm wishing you all the best in the new year.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful new year!

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BVLW said...

Great red bird poem and photo. I love to watch the cardinals and enjoy reading about their symbolism. The Native American tribes have many stories about their precious red bird and they even consider it to be a Spiritual Messenger, that also brings news about the weather.


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