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The Birdbath

The first is like an imaginary vision;
a tiny apparition, in three quick flashes.
The landing, one sip, then disappearing,

sweet fairy wren.

Then, there is the brazen, full, plop of the Currawong;
raucous, self proclaiming
 with flapping ablutions

and on exit, stealing one
of the floating silk lilies.

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 5:01:00 AM
    I adore this - the imagery is perfect :-) I love your new handle, SuZ-D. Love, Su

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:13:00 AM
    That is a sweet little poem, and made me feel like I was there watching those birds, it takes me three eight line stanzas to say what you just wrote. Well done Suz, very beautiful Peter

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 11:03:00 PM
    For such a seemingly light-hearted title, these lines hit hard. Very, very enjoyable read.

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Suz, thank you for supporting my contest... Congratulations! love~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 8:30:00 AM
    What vivid and riveting images! Your language is sublime... I love '...flapping ablutions!' Well done Suzanne!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 3:52:00 AM
    Absolutely stunning poetry. I could hear their singing as they came out to play... Jake

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 3:13:00 AM
    Very imaginative and lively. Really like the last line as a finishing touch. Excellent

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Hi Again, I've seen this too. We have crows! The bird feeder is a free-for-all. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 4:48:00 PM
    I was there.. I saw it all !! Great write !! You drew me into the scene as it played out !!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne I commented on this poem below. I have written a pantoum. pls let me know your comments. love manel

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your piece. Congrats on your lifetime membership!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Not sure what a currawong looks like, but Im going to look it up. Nice piece! >

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:03:00 AM
    Cute one..Got a chuckle..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by to let me know that I placed in your contest..I haven't had a chance to check all the contest winners out yet but will get around to it..Sara

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:53:00 AM
    oh how funny, especially that last bird in the bath!!! Stealing a lily. So cute.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:06:00 AM
    superb write friend Suzanne...thanks for dropping by..have a nice day :) Maria

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 4:21:00 AM
    Thanks for this beautiful descriptive gem of yours. Very well written.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:39:00 AM
    Capturing eternity in a verse! Amazing! Thank you!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 2:39:00 AM
    You have a great ability for the minutest details. Many would skim over and grab the more obvious details... but you really capture the moment! I wish I had a better vocabulary for you seem to use really strange words that are kinda foreign to me. Ablutions? Beside the point though... you really know how to put power into sparse words. Awesome...

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 2:29:00 AM
    Coming out from a true nature lover. IT paints beautiful picture the Currawong stealing a lily. Ver nice

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 1:41:00 AM
    Thought this started out as a rather lovely poem then I got to "currawong" and it got even better and better still when I looked at your blog. What's a nice Tasmanian girl doing in a place like this?-Red