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Wild Birds and Nutsy

Wild Birds and Nutsy

There still is beauty in the lengthy life,
Tho no longer glamorous corporate strife,
Grief and relief fall on first lonely days,
Staring outside at the wild life at play.

Beginning to guess what is that bird song?
What is that harsh screech that doesn’t belong?
The swish of a tail and the bark of a squirrel,
Capture the mind to find a new-found world.

Waking up walking in a wild feed store,
Buying seed, talking needs unknown before,
Naming each bird and “Nutsy” the new pest.
Challenges the same as those old ones now rest.

When wild life becomes a new family, 
 You’re hooked, they’ve won you, addicted, you’re  free.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/27/2017 6:49:00 PM
Yes it is good to feed the birds. They like to eat their seeds. Sometimes the squirrels will eat them to.
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Date: 5/26/2017 8:32:00 PM
This was delightful! It made me long to be at the window watching nature. In a few years hopefully ;)
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Date: 5/8/2017 7:04:00 PM
absolutely a stunning SEVEN! A squirrel named nutsy; a hunger to know the new birds by name; giving up the high-heeled corporate banter. I used to dine with ambassadors - sounds so far away. When my wife had breast cancer, I returned to USA with my family. Best decision - my girls love Jesus because I showed love. I know you make decisions that make Jesus smile. Shalom my Sister in ChrisT! amen
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 5/9/2017 11:29:00 AM
I surely appreciate your comments to me. I pray for you and your family.
Date: 5/7/2017 12:09:00 PM
Hi Sunlite, loved the sonnet. There shall be so much to find in your life now. Free now to live your life as you choose, free from the strife. Your words bring peace to the mind, although we should chase nutsy away if he is going to cause trouble and spoil the peace. This is a seven and a fave sunlite. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 5/7/2017 6:14:00 PM
Wow, Vladislav! You are a dear!
Date: 5/5/2017 6:18:00 PM
You're appreciated, Peter!
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Date: 5/4/2017 8:00:00 PM
How brilliantly you have conveyed the freedom that transforms us when we are released from the strife of work. The oxymoron in your last line...addicted, you're free... is nothing less than genius! I love this masterful piece Sunlite! 7 and a Fave! Aloha, Connie : )
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 5/5/2017 11:44:00 AM
I can't thank you enough, Connie!!!
Date: 5/3/2017 3:55:00 PM
Thank you for this fun nature-loving sonnet. What a liberating addiction indeed that we should dream about!:) Amitiés
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Date: 5/3/2017 12:30:00 PM
You can say that again, you final two line describe me to a tee. I am hooked on the wildlife around my place, the birds, hummingbirds, squirrels, armadillos, raccoons and even the possums. I am intrigued by them all and feel they are all my friends. really nicely done my friend. Your "family" sounds wonderful. :)
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Date: 5/3/2017 11:59:00 AM
As a wilderness lover, I adored this sonnet! Never does nature say one thing, and wisdom another! Beautiful
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Date: 5/3/2017 11:30:00 AM
Animals, and birds in particular can be fascinating to watch, as you have portrayed so well in this poem. Nice job!
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