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Chirp

Since the moment I held a pencil I've been creating with drawings and words. I believe paintings enlighten and poems entice our audiences.

Birds

Birds have one natural ability we will never have, they can fly without any man-made help. They fascinate me because, like fish, they live in a different world from us because of their natural gifts. Spend some time watching them as they glide around the skies above.

A Crested Flycatcher by Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

A Crested Flycatcher by Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

CHIRP


Chirp, Chirp along the way

The birds awake from their rest

Bring on the bright new day

They sit chummy in their nest


Mom swoops down upon them

Her beak filled with treasure

Opened-up mouths of gem

Fill each round with careful measure


Love caress each tiny fluff

Until the wind, takes them to flight

Sound of light among the bluff

Off they scatter into the night


Chirp, chirp the sound goes soft

A nest as empty as the rest.

© 2020 Mary Borges

Comments

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 25, 2020:

Thank you Louise. I agree birds are fun to watch.

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 24, 2020:

Thanks Lora for your nice comments. I'm happy to hear that there are many bird lovers out there. I love listening to birds in the morning when they sing and watching them too.

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 24, 2020:

Thank you for your help!

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on May 24, 2020:

A crested flycatcher, good work Mary!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 24, 2020:

That's a lovely poem, Mary. I love watching the birds in my garden. Yesterday I was watching a Starling feed its young. It was so cute to watch!

Lora Hollings on May 24, 2020:

Wonderful poem, Mary. Like you, I love to hear the birds and watch them too. They always make me feel more cheerful and they remind me of how awesome nature is. How fortunate we are to be able to see so many different kinds. You did a great job on your painting of the Crested Flycatcher too! Take care and stay safe, my friend.

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 22, 2020:

Thank you George for your nice comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

George Xu from Philippines on May 22, 2020:

Great poem and the scene it illustrates!

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 21, 2020:

Thank you Lorna. I always look forward to your comments. The painting may not look exactly like the bird because it has my handy work in it but I like the name Crested Flycatcher. It sounds intriguing and the bird is so cute. I enjoy listening to them in the morning too. Some birds have an amazing variation of chirps...beautiful.

Lorna Lamon on May 20, 2020:

I wake up to the sound of birdsong so I always start the day with a smile. I love the line 'Love caress each tiny fluff' as I have images of them all in the nest with their beaks wide open. Your painting of the Crested Flycatcher (which I have not heard of) is wonderful, and I think you have managed to give him a little attitude. Beautiful poem.

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 20, 2020:

Thanks Verlie. I'm fairly new to Hubpages and learning all of their nuances. I appreciate the help.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on May 20, 2020:

I knew it, you are one talented artist! Can you edit to include that in the photo capsule, and add the name of the bird? As a reader I want to know. And as the artist you need to be giving yourself credit for the painting too, right-?

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on May 20, 2020:

Thank you. I love birds and that's my painting. They are great fun to watch at the beach. Each one has their own personality.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on May 20, 2020:

So lovely Mary! (from another avid birder).

Is that your painting? A crested what? Oh please do tell. I'm intrigued.