Poetry Sunday: Hummingbirds by Jonathan Greene
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird with Hamelia patens blossom.
From Jonathan Greene, an appreciation of those amazing flying jewels, hummingbirds. I do indeed consider myself blessed by their visits.
by Jonathan Greene
Can fly every which way.
Taught helicopters to rise
straight up from the ground.
What does not work for us
works for them: being overly industrious,
overeating, surviving a sweet tooth,
a non-stop exuberance.
No down time to sing alleluias,
even after arriving at a distant home,
having crossed continents.
Never thinking to preen
to show off a ruby throat,
Consider yourself blessed
by their visits.