Daily Prompt: The Swallow

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Little bird, swift bird,

Migrating on the wing

Swooping in from southern climes

Our  harbinger of  Spring

 

Zooming ‘cross  the pastures

While feeding in flight

Scooping up some insects

Then banking to get height.

 

Gathering up mud pellets

For nesting o’er the door

Feathering the inside

Laying white eggs; maybe four.

 

 

They are raising a brood

See the droppings on the floor

Sweeping in and swiftly feeding

Then back again with more.

 

And then the brood are ready

Tentatively they take flight

Til they too are flying

And we all take delight.

 

Scudding ‘cross the fields

And diving from aloft

Soaring to great heights

And through the clouds so soft.

 

But as Autumn approaches,

And evenings gather in

You’ll find them all chirping

From the wires such a din.

 

A flapping and a chatting

About the journey ahead

Taking the late sun’s rays

Upon their shiny heads

 

And then they take flight

Ascending in the air

To go thousands of miles

On a wing and a prayer.

 

Bon voyage little bird

By the sun you can steer

Travel safe if you can,

Hope to see you next year.

 

Poem and photo copyright Englepip©

 

via Daily Prompt: Swallow

5 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: The Swallow

    1. Thank you. I would like to see it soon. This winter has come and gone and come again several times and now they are saying despite it having been a lovely Spring day today we may have snow for Easter! I hope not.

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  1. The migratory patterns of birds amaze me. They fly such distances when the cold weather approaches and, after months in other climates, know the right time to return and, even more remarkable, know where to return. I keep hearing geese pass my house, perhaps a little confused by the constantly changing weather of New England. I hope that no more snow comes! Flurries in February are fine and expected, but not in April.

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