(Inspired by the pics on cindyknoke’s blog)
I came to know of hummingbirds
Only from a picture book
At the kindergarten I attended
I was determined to see them with my own eye and catch them
With a net for catching butterflies on my shoulder
I embarked on an excursion for search of the birds
I found azaleas in full bloom on bushes on the roadside
The picture book said the birds liked nectar of flowers
I waited and waited
I knew the birds would get hungry sometime
And must fly over to suck the nectar from the azaleas
I dreamed of bringing home some of the birds for keep
The birds never came
I was five then and our country was at war
Suddenly I noticed it was dark around me
Under a curfew there wasn’t a street lamp lit
I cried and cried
A policeman found me and took me
To a police station where my mother was waiting
The policeman laughed and so did my mother in tears
I am still looking for the hummingbirds
Don’t ever stop looking!!
Cheers to you my talented friend~
iron sharpen iron,you should write a poem for Cindy Knoke, for the inspiration her works gave you. i like the piece
Thank you for rfeading my poem. I’m glad you liked it.
One afternoon, sitting on my chair under a bush of my backyard, twoo hummingbirds came close to my face. First the male, looked at me from every single angle, ten inches away from my nose! Then, he left… The female, did the same for a shorter time and left me even faster…
On that warmy day, among all lifeforms around, I was one with no flowers and nectar to give …
Wonder what they were so curious about. Someday I will see them with my own eye.
Good question! All I know is they were staring at me with curiosity and no fear, definitely no stupid looking birds! 🙂
I wanted to read this because I saw a video of a person hand-feeding the a hummingbird. 🙂
Thank you for reading Humming birds. So, the humming bird is a reality. 🙂
Yes! Go to YouTube and searching for “hand feeding hummingbirds.” They are very sweet! Have a good night. 😉
They are magical to watch, and I hope you get to see one live some day if you haven’t seen one yet. They are beautiful little creatures, even if their vocalizations lack charm..
Beautiful!! So happy I came across your blog! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂
Thank yoou. I’m looking forward to reading your posts in the future, too.
Wonderful picture lyric! Eloquent the verse: “I am still looking of the bird hummingbirds.”
As a kid I really believed hummingbirds will fly to the azalea flowers. Come to think of it, I’ve never grown out of being a kid… in many respects.
Nothing nicer than the serenity of a child, he believes in miracles. Thanks for the the opportunity to dialogue. I very much appreciate your poetry. Success! Corina
I thank you for such a kind comment. Coming from far over the land and seas, it really encouraged me.
Love for poetry, the admiration for the poet no borders. They are the in our being and so shall remain. I hope I’m right. 🙂
You are right. I must say you took the words right out of my mouth. 🙂
A lovely day! To meet me more and more into lyrically the universe.
this is so gorgeous, i can feel their songs in my bones
Profound. Thank you for sharing.
I thank you for taking the time to reading it.
Wow, we should always look for humming birds, unicorns, faeries and magic. Lovely. @jeancogdell at Jean’s Writing
Yes, we should. Nobody can say for sure that we can not find what we are looking for.
I love this story. It reminds me of a little hummingbird story about my Mother. I might write it out and link to this page since you inspired me
I’m glad you do. Thank you.
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Thank you. I’m honored.
getting old brings back to childhood and it cheers me up
Yes, it does, doesn’t it? 🙂