Avid Birder



In the US, the term “birdwatcher” has become “birder.”   It means the same thing:  a person who loves to watch birds.



I am an avid birder, though I don’t travel long distances to see rare birds.  I love to watch the ones nearby.

I also love poems about birds.  I write my own, and also love the many “bird poems” other poets have written.

Here’s one of mine:



The Birdwatcher



Consumed in the sunshine

of a field full of loss,

riding the gusts of memory,

I call to my sorrows,

elusive warblers

who reply

from the tall grass,

occasional flash of gold,

cedar waxwings

calling from deep

in the green glen.

They’re the ones I want to see.

I scorn the more obvious

pigeons and starlings

who scavenge

at my feet.

Abby's hi-five and Bill Thompson



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Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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