MIAGD: My cardinals

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Some mugginess clings to the air but the day dawned beautiful, bright, and clear, embraced by the crisp tones of our female cardinal who is perched, for the past twenty minutes, above me as I eat my breakfast.

Such unimagined peacefulness amid a chaotic world.

Make it a great day!

Jeff Gaines Mar 2018
Cardinal
Oh, Cardinal
You great scarlet bird.

You hop along my porch rail
But you don’t say a word.

Defiant
So Defiant
Of nature’s camouflage.

There is no way to hide
Your bright red entourage.

Orange
Bright Orange.
Your sharp pointy beak.

Gathers the worms and the seeds
All the meals that you seek.

Feed
Feed her.
This mate that you court.

Such a noble young man
You dance and cavort.

Sing
Sing sweet
You and your friends

I’ll love your songs every morning
‘Til winter comes ’round again.

Babies
Your babies
I’ll meet them come next year.

When in the Fall, they’ll alight on my porch
And bring my morning’s cheer.

Cardinal
Oh, Cardinal
I’m so glad you’re here, you see.

I knew your parents and now you have come
Singing just for me.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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