I’ll miss them when they’re gone,
the robins
who awaken me each morning
barking and gurgling
as they feast
on the ripe red berries.

They’ll stay
until they’ve finished
tidying the shrubs,
these avian gardeners,
whose recompense
is the fruit of their labors.

Then one day
the morning will be silent,
the leaves will be still,
the yard will be empty;
all of the birds – and the berries –
will have disappeared.

No sad farewells,
no looking back,
only forward flight
to the next sun-warmed garden,
filled with riches,
dispensing joy.

Deborah Beach Giordano
© January 10, 2010

About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
This entry was posted in General wonderings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.