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Virginia Scholtz

Mrs. Robin newly wedded
homesteads over the porch light
Packs grass threads, bits of straw
recently spread over the resown lawn
shreds of ribbon last seen fading
in the budding birch where
she should have been at work
on a bedstead for her blue baby eggs

I tried to pull it down
twice       She stuck to it
This morning her cob-walled nest
balances upon the fragile pilings

Sipping coffee on the deck
I watch her as she eyes me
© by Virginia Scholtz.
Used with the author’s permission.


Virginia Scholtz has been writing, as a hobby, since she was a child. Now that she’s semi-retired from nursing, she’s enjoying the freedom of an unscheduled day and says, "A lot of the poems that come into my mind enter through a bit of yard work or a walk in the woods." Virginia is working on improving her craft by participating in the "Poetry People," a workshop at UW-Waukesha. She’s also a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

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I absolutely love this poem....very Walt Whitman-like.
Posted 05/11/2012 12:22 PM
They like those warm, sheltered lights, don't they? Just can't turn it on for a while, but Nature Lovers will understand the more-than-usual welcome even so. Great poem once again, Mom! Perfect for Mother's Day, too. I do so love you, slm.
Posted 05/11/2012 09:57 AM
Love it! I am all about the birds!
Posted 05/11/2012 09:22 AM
Julianne Carlile:
I'll bet you won't pull it down again!
Posted 05/11/2012 07:41 AM
Janet Leahy:
It's all location, location, and Mrs Robin knows best. Fun poem, great ending!
Posted 05/11/2012 06:49 AM

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