By J Ann Crowder

To hear whisperings in wind, the flute songs in Autumn, is to grasp a tinge of nature’s Utopian delight
 
Walking golden paths of leafy roads, stalked by trees undressed
 
Looking up towards Red-Shafted Northern Flickers grazing their summits
 
Discovering nature's showcase—a plethora of wild beings
 
Gray Crowned Rosy Finches ruffling thick, feathered wings as they welcome in warm duvets of daylight’s new birth
 
Snow Gooses wander a lake 's shore of rainbow pebbles
 
Lemon chested Meadowlarks graze a gauntlet of bronze fields
 
Black-Billed sky dancers throng sea-color heavens
 
Tawny, chestnut Raptures sharpen their black eyes
 
Yellow Warblers cluster beneath naked, bark-crusted branches
 
Blue birds, tinged in sapphire hues, color this land like eastern tides of blue bonnets on cold beaches
 
Upon the grand Yellowstone’s enchanting motion, a Bald Eagle hunts between gracefully dashing rapids
 
Like floral speckled hills and roadsides, Red Breasted Black Birds parade
 
A perfect green of Irland has faded as sweetest strummings of Prairie Ice, droning echoes of impatience within my ears, prepare for their ardent voyage
 
By and by, a forest home will quiet within a stillness of frozen air as snow slowly drifts down, painting earth’s brilliant curtain white

Written October 26th, 2017. Birds described here are birds of Montana. I often bird watch. There is a plethora of wildlife where I live and it's always a wonder to see and explore.

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Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

Wow! What a coincidence! I was watching in awe of the same scene only in another part of nature, in Yosemite. Almost the same mountain scene in your picture we were greeted with when we emerged from the tunnel- there in all its glorious towering posture - El Capitan! The scenes in your poem, same experience! I must be dreaming again! And on top of this, a sad note: the passing of my brother in Wisconsin where we are now for our last visit with him.
It’s been a whirlwind in my mind. I am glad for all the calmness of nature that surrounds us all. Love/fave. Thanks Jenifer.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 1 year

So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. It's incredibly how fleeting our lives really are. I agree about finding a little bit of solace in nature. I love Yosemite!!! How lucky you are to have traveled to so many different places!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

@J Ann Crowder : Thank you so much Jenifer. Be safe, stay happy, keep that smile on your face - always. And yes there so much solace coming from you as well, your great lovely poetry.

Robert L. Martin
over 1 year

You sure know your birds. I know a few, but not that many. Well said.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 1 year

Oh, I take pictures of them all the time. I even got a great picture of a Bald Eagle here on the Yellowstone river.

Barb Clarke
over 1 year

Autumn is my favorite season. Lovely poem.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 1 year

Me too! Thank you!

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