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The Loveliest Bird in My Forest

The loveliest bird in my forest is she
The beautiful cardinal in the oak tree.
The blue jay is deferring to her, as his queen.
He is her subject, loud cackles, but not a bit mean.

She brings in some subjects, all colors of red.
Blue jay waits patiently, until all are fed.
Cardinal comes back for a tiny bit more seed.
Blue jay flies off, doing a rather good deed.

Robins come in, twirling and tweeting with glee.
Sweet blue jay stays back, high in an elm tree.
When they have eaten, and given a bird song,
Blue jay flies back, to the feeder, but does not stay long.

Contest: Songbirds
Sponsor: Tania Kitchin
Written: Feb 10, 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 2/11/2019 10:35:00 PM
When I was walking my dog yesterday, I saw so many robins out - it was quite charming, made me feel that spring is coming - your poem gave me that same feeling!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 11:57:00 PM
I am so glad. I wish I had that feeling here. We were chopping ice off our driveway at 4:00 p.m. here.
Date: 2/11/2019 4:52:00 PM
"Sweet blue Jay"? One of those things once pecked my cat's butt to the bone. For 8 weeks we had to carry him to and from his box so he could do his business; he was so sore he couldn't hardly walk. The worst part...he was not the cat that got their baby! (Guilty by association I guess.)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 6:34:00 PM
Oh, my. That is horrible. My blue jay has the most awful sound, but he is a gentleman and lets all of the other birds eat first, waiting to take the last turn every time.