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Yellow-Throat

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Imagine What Could Hide

Imagining what I might find at the park today, I hope to see a Yellow-Throated Warbler catching a rest on his migration.

Mile To Go

Miles to go

stopping by the water

peering through the cottonwood

poking into the bark

for that beetle

 

More to find

crawling on the limb

pecking off the leaf

calling to others

for their feast

 

“Witchety, witchety, witchety”

 

Move in closer

Huddling in the yellow leaves

our yellow bellies

and black banded eyes

keep us safe.

 

“Witchety, witchety, witchety”

 

From British Columbia

nesting in low, wet shrubs

whisking away to warmer Mexico

following our remembered path

miles to go.

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Photos and Art by Sheri Edwards

For more information about my art, see my Art Blog

Yellow-Throated Warbler, 4 of 9


This photography and poem is part of  #writeout sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service. The project is for everyone who loves to get outdoors and notice the stories of nature and the connections we humans have with that nature.  Learn more about the project here: NWP Writeout. There’s still time– started on 10/13 and is encouraged through 10/26— please join in!

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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker

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