A Sentiment

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Today the Cardinal Sang

Today the Cardinal Sang by Balisha

The world's been deep in slumber...a blanket covers all..
My garden's just been sleeping...my plants both big and small.
The chipmunk's underneath the mulch..making not a sound..
Spring bulbs are waiting patiently to push up through the ground.
Out my window yesterday a robin came to call..
We hurried there to see  him...he left us in the fall.
This morning bright and early..a sound came to my ears..
I hadn't heard it for so long...it sounded very clear.
A bright and cheerful melody is one I love so well..
I saw a flash of red just now and that is how I tell..
It's a cardinal here this morning to sing his joyful song. 
Spring is on it's way today...I know it won't be long..
The world's awake and plants will grow I'm happy now to say..
The birds will soon be singing in a chorus bright and gay.
So open up your windows and breathe in the cold fresh air...
You might just hear the cardinal... his song is everywhere.

Cardinals are a favorite of mine and so is writing simple poetry.

Linking with Claudia at http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ for favorite things Saturday.

14 comments:

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

We had sunny, 76 degree weather today!! I worked in the garden all day and listened to a Cardinal singing away high up in the tree. He sang and sang almost the entire time. It was wonderful!!!

judemiller1 said...

It can't be long now--can it? We are getting 1-3" of snow tonight and tomorrow--I just sit and watch outside and dream about what annuals I want to plant in May. We have Cardinals all winter--I love their distinctive call. Robins re-appearing are our harbingers of spring--some have seen them, I have not as yet.

Balisha said...

Robins are the birds we look for in the spring too, but when I hear birds actually singing...that's a real sign of spring..as they don't sing in the winter. This cardinal wasn't just calling...he was marking his territory with song...Balisha

debra @ homespun said...

You should submit this to a magazine!

I Love your poetry and especially this one! :)

Diane said...

Wonderful poem! And you're right too-- I have been hearing more birds singing lately. Thanks for the blog visit too!

Marianne said...

Lovely words.
I heard a cardinal today too.

Welcome Spring.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a great little poem. My ex-husband's Nonnie used to say when you see a redbird you should close your eyes and make a wish. Have a beautiful day! Tammy

Mary said...

Yes, the cardinals are back in my garden too - actually they never leave NC (maybe because they are the State bird!) but they do seem to hide sometimes in the colder weather, and sing less often. The males are not too bright yet, but with Spring almost here they soon will want to attract the ladies!!!

Lovely poem - thanks for sharing with us.

Mary

Barbara F. said...

Lovely poem, and I just adore cardinals! It was snowing here and just stopped. I am anxiously waiting for spring. Visiting from Claudia's blog. xo

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely poem and beautiful drawing as well!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Your poem makes me even more anxious for the start of spring!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Balisha,
You are a talented poetess. I enjoyed your beautiful writing so very much. Thanks you for sharing.
Yesterday I heard the sound of two cooing doves and I stopped what I was doing just to savor the moment.

Thank you for coming by and leaving your thoughtful comment. I often read and reread each one. They are all precious.
Blessings and Happy St. Patty's Day!
Carolynn xo

Claudia said...

Balisha, what a beautiful poem! And it says exactly what I'm seeing around these parts. I saw robins yesterday, and even though we had snow showers yesterday, robins give me hope that spring is not far away.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Tonja said...

This is cool!