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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Red-winged Blackbird! (Mother's Day)

I saw you on a
Sunday morn so beautiful,
red and yellow bands
Riot of colour
screams out to me from the black
as I walk by you,
sitting on top of
dead old corn stalks from last fall
I can't help but stop
on this Mother's Day
you were singing just for me
Nature celebrates
It's what you gave me
and I have to honour it
I loved your spring song

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Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Nice...and wishing Happy Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blogger meno said...

Don't you just love those birds and their trilling call? Great picture and words.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

A gift of Nature is always in order on Mother's Day.
Lovely poem- hope you had a great day too!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blogger Lynn said...

Lovely sentiment on such a great weekend!
Beautiful photo too!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Does everyone wish all Mothers a Happy Mother's Day? Here it is from the children to the mum... But, regardless...

Happy Mother's Day!

for yesterday.

I love the blackbird - I've never seen one of those before... so colourful. And how well does it go with your poem! I wonder if his song is as lovely as the more common blackbird?

Hope you had a lovely weekend, and that you have a great week ahead!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: Thanks. Hope your day was good too!

Meno: Thanks. I think regular old blackbirds have that same call but I love their flash of red and yellow.

Gewells: Thanks! I did! I had both my mom and mother-in-law for lunch.

Lynn: Thanks. I didn'y actually take this shot but I wish I had!

Annelisa: Thanks. Yes, everyone is a mother of some sort I guess..I notice I didn't get any cards from my cats!! Hope you had a great day too. You're such a wonderful mom to your brood!

I think the song is similar. I've just begun to notice the plain blackbird's song and am surprised it comes from such a plain bird!

Have a good one. I'm still having some sporadic problems getting on your comments but it happens with some others too.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Diana said...

I adore the feisty red-winged blackbirds. I count the first day of spring when I see the first one each year, not the robins. (Just got a chance to catch up with all the posts I missed by being gone in one way and another the past 2 weeks. I especially loved your summer bedroom post!)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Maggie said...

Another lovely one MOI. And I love these birds. They live in the little marshy area behind our house and wake us up every day.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

Nice. You captured them perfectly! We even have a few down here.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

As far as I can see we also have black birds in Norway but not Red-winged.
Lovely poem - thanks for sharing and I know you I hope you had a great Mother of Invention Day:-)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

So many gifts of nature all around us! I always connect lilacs with Mother's Day. I love their smell.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana: Thanks, Diana! Welcome home! I knew you'd love that room. it's such a neat "cottage" room and makes us feel like we're away from it all.

Maggie: They love marshes and I like their song.

Old lady: Thanks! Glad to see you 'round these parts! That's a long flight for those birds all the way down their. They are so distinctive.

Renny: These birds are so striking to me...too bad you don't see them there. You are so funny! Yes, I had a great Mother of Invention Day! Thanks.

Colleen: They're not really out yet but very close. Will be in the next few days. We have a ton of white ones and a few purple.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

Just part of your extended family! I don't know if I've ever seen one of these birds. They are really beautiful.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

I am of an age where blackbirds remind me of the beatle's tune.

blackbirds singing in the dead of night....

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day M.O.I. This is a wonderful photo and poem! We saw some of the red winged blackbirds nearby at a marshy conservation area and at first didn't know what they were till I looked at some bird photos. That red on their wings is so vivid, they are a treat to see!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: I can't believe they're not down there. They are striking.

Bob: Me too! A classic. I chuckle at all the re-makes of songs that we heard the originals of when we were young.

Lynclay: Yes, they really stand out and there are tons of them along country roads on the fences.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

beautiful! and that was perfect the way it happened. Its these moments that are so deeply joyful.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, moi.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

Very nice and belated Happy Mother's Day to you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mystic: Thanks. It is often the simplest of moments that is memorable joy. It was singing for me I am sure.

Chase: Thanks!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Blogger WILSONART said...

What a gorgeous bird,,,,
and beautiful poetry!
~~ Babs

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh, what happened to my answer????

Oh well, what's new?

I had to remind you that you are mother to your cats, but also, you are mother of invention!! :-D

(totally agree about the blackbird song - such beauty hidden within something so apparently plain! :-) One of my favourite songbirds...along with the mistle thrush)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Wilsonart: Thanks, Babs! You have very cool art.

Annelisa: Paul Mc. didn't write that song for nothin'! Are blackbirds related to Magpies? Have never heard of a mistle thrush.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


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