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Feeder in the Snow

Filled the feeder in the snow Because, of all the weathers, This one makes the search for food Quite tough for those with feathers. Had to chase some squirrels - Let them eat the nuts they’ve hoarded - But then the birds began to come And wow, was I rewarded! Chickadees and sparrows, Blue jays and a mourning dove, Then a Woody Woodpecker, A species that I love. Flocks of little black birds That prefer to peck the ground, Crows above on branches Where good resting spots are found. Set against the blanket Of the freshly fallen snow, I’m happy as I watch the birds Who know just where to go.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




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Date: 2/10/2022 10:17:00 PM
Your poem paints such a pretty picture. I love the imagery. Cardinals are pretty too against "the freshly fallen snow. We are huge bird lovers in our family. My husband especially will love this poem. I cannot wait to share it with him. It's lovely.
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Date: 1/11/2022 6:36:00 AM
Window feeders for birds are verboten in my retirement complex, a pleasure I am denied, but I do enjoy a variety of winter birds in the area. Not long ago I even saw a few diehard robins! This winter crows are plentiful but noisy! / Maurice
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Date: 1/10/2022 9:03:00 PM
You're a smart lady, ilene. Better than a trip to the Conservatorium in Chicago. You really saw a great selection of birds. Bravo, gw
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Date: 1/9/2022 11:38:00 PM
This by itself was a sweet write Ilene. "Had to chase some squirrels - Let them eat the nuts they’ve hoarded - But then the birds began to come And wow, was I rewarded!"
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Date: 1/7/2022 1:33:00 PM
Ilene, I enjoyed reading your wonderfully descriptive poem! You made it so easy to picture the scene. Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 1/7/2022 12:50:00 PM
what a delightful poem Ilene, such super imagery - we are lucky here we dont have squirrels so the birds dont have added competition for the food:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/7/2022 12:40:00 PM
Lovely to see them Ilene, they'll be looking out for you now, the bird lady of New York. Tom
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Date: 1/7/2022 12:14:00 PM
Lovely piece well penned Ilene, with good rhyme and flow with good imagery too. Have a blessed 2022. Blessings,Gordon
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