Robins One Snowy Morning

They were everywhere, the robins,

the morning light rose over snow,

snow over everything. How the flakes

had fallen big as plates in the afternoon

and in the night covering the fields of

fresh black open earth burying the fat

beetles and the slow worms under cold

sheets of white leaving this flock of early

migrants, feathers fluffed and hungry,

looking about, perched in the chilly dawn, waiting.

I want to ask them in for soup, offer tea

by the fire, a soft robe to wrap about

the weary wing. I want to tell them I’m sorry…

sorry for the strange weathers that lure

them north too soon, tricking them into

the depths of this quixotic winter.

Small bright friend, singer of spring,

even so, welcome home.



About wrensong

I am a poet who collects stones. I am a wanderer of creek beds and forests, canyons and high desert who, coming home, sometimes finds words to tell the story. I am a companion with others in the search for Deep, Wild Soul. I shape containers in time and space for others to come together to write, to tell their stories, to hold each other in the telling. I am a grandmother and the companion of a cat named Alaya. I often travel out into open country with a man who calls himself Dunewalker who has hung his hammock in my heart.
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4 Responses to Robins One Snowy Morning

  1. jane tims says:

    Hi. A robin has built a nest outside my window and here it rained all morning. Your poem speaks to my wish to bring the dear bird inside and give her a break from all the rain. Jane

  2. I love the imagery your words conjure up! I’m only just catching up with my emails so have only just realised you’re posting here on this site more often than the other one. So I’ve signed up to this one too!

  3. Beautiful lines for a beautiful photo! I’ve always loved robins and I thank you for sharing them today. 🙂

  4. Libby says:

    Beuatiful words and picture – so many robins! Wonderful.

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