A Banquet for the Birds
A brisk breeze blows;
Buckeye branches bow
Beneath the beautiful, blue sky.
Bursting with berries,
Bring bountiful banquets for the birds.
Blue Jays and blackbirds
Break berries beneath their bold bills,
A ferocious feeding frenzy
Before the famine of first frost.
A curious cardinal creeps ever closer,
Keeping careful consideration of the crows;
Fearful, but finally finding his favorite fix
In a fervent flurry of feathers.
A bee buzzes by,
Busy as can be.
As butterflies brush against
Brilliant bouquets of
Before my eyes.