The Finch

27 Apr

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The Finch

by L. Stewart Marsden

The black and gold finch clenches
a roost of the seed-filled feeder,
sunning his rich-colored wings in the warmth
of the new day’s sun just begun a few hours before,
then pecks and pries a prized nugget,
and, apprised by his mate’s chittered call
withdraws with quick airy flight to share his
meaty morsel with the mother of his heirs.

 

 

Copyright  by Lawrence S. Marsden, 27 April, 2014

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One Response to “The Finch”

  1. frederick anderson April 28, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    I’ve just found you – and all I can meaningfully say is I wish I’d discovered your work before.

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