My Winter Companions

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Where do you go in the bristly night

so as not to freeze–to save your life?

What strong will keeps you coming back

to a feeder’s ice and water stack?

Stretching wing, defending still

my yard, my deck, my windowsill,

its nectar rich but biting cold,

you feed my joy with darting bold–

my winter companions.

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We have lift off!

We have lift off!

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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11 Responses to My Winter Companions

  1. Joe Dallas says:

    Nice tribute to the joy givers God sends us. They lift my heart when they come around and they don’t have a clue I exist. Great job.

    • Thanks, Joe, They certainly up my pleasure quotient. They know I exist because they do fly bys at the feeders, but the fact I am their food source is lost on them. Sounds vaguely familiar . . .

  2. shellakers says:

    as always… so beautiful.

  3. I was wondering if they are still hanging around. Amazing! They do survive by slowing their heart rate and such at night. If you ever see one in this torpor state, leave it alone, it will perk back up as the day progresses. I read the story of a woman who brought a hummingbird in because she thought it was dying. But sadly her ministrations are what killed it.

  4. dorannrule says:

    Amazing and so beautiful. 🙂

  5. what a lovely ode to the playful creatures who have graced your site countless number of times! i love the poetry. the pics are great, as always. hello, ms. lily… 🙂

  6. Lindy Lee says:

    The positive far outweighs the negative, as your poem most accurately describes…

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