the passage migrant returns
to remind us we are never alone;
Mother Nature gives in abundance
Mr Fieldfare grumpily preaches
invest in our planet!
backstory: To state the obvious, it is indeed April. I know this because the fieldfare is back, and I’m grateful for the chatter in my backyard. In the mornings, I listen to bird song homophonics and try to transcribe what I think I’ve heard. This past Friday, I think the thrush was saying “invest in our planet!” Perhaps, because it was Earth Day. 🙂
And, on my favourite poetry podcasts, The Poetry Magazine Podcast has been my staple ever since it started. Badilisha Poetry X-Change; an online collective of African poets is more than a poetry radio but a movement… And I’m also loving The Slowdown. Hope this is enough poetry to brighten your days.
Enjoy the season!
I love the photo, and the poem. Morning birdsong is so lovely.
Lovely, Khaya💜 I love birdsong and look forward to it starting my day.
I love it when the birds return. Beautiful poem, Khaya. Welcome spring. 🙂
Cool: Birdsong homophonics translated into a poem…kind of what I like to do with rhythms and pitches from various living creatures – bird or goat!
Wise words from a bird chirp: “invest in our planet”. More people should learn that language.
Thank you for this heartening post and beautiful poem
It’s a bit breezy where I am today, but finding the little spots of spring make me feel warmer. Birdsong definitely is one of my favorite signs. I admire the attention and care you put into transcribing their music.
Thanks Diana. It’s absolutely lovely to have the birds and their songs back. 🙂
I knew you would relate to translating homophonics, Laura. 🙂 Thank you!
Thanks to you too Mariss for reading. Much appreciated.
The weather remains chilly here too, but the birdsong does cheer. Enjoy the season!