Monday, August 18, 2008

Time for Another???

Tree Swallow

A mother’s job is
Never done,
She works so hard
Each day.

Her babies chirp
For hours on end,
So mom will bring food
Their way.

One at a time
They eat their fill,
All she must satisfy.

And by the time the last one’s
Chirping is done,
The first one begins
To cry!!
Poem by Eve Sweatman


The Birdlady said...

How perfect is that?!!!

John Theberge said...

Wow, can't believe the tree swallows are still nesting there, they're long done around here.

Eve said...

Thank you Helen!!

Oh John! I forgot to mention this picture was taken a couple years ago!! Most likely in June or early July!

Mary said...

Love the photo and the poem is perfect! Reminds me of the old saying: "A man works from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done."

Jenny said...

Lovely capture eve! Wow that mum is definitely making sure that food gets down OK! (-:

Adrian said...

Hello Eve

Well, what a fabulaous shot! Looks like she is trying to take out the little one's tonsils!! :-)

Best wishes, Adgi

Anonymous said...

Thats just lovely Eve.
I can just see the Wikipedia list of famous US Poets in about 100 years time. Eve Sweatman, famous North County Poet and Photographer. {:)

Stacey Huston said...

a woman of many tallents. great photo and wonderful poem to boot.. thanks Eve

Bird Girl said...

Oh, Eve! I just love your poetry! And that picture - wow - the Mom practically has her head INSIDE that babies mouth! Great capture!

You know how true that poem is about mother's work never done. It reminds me of a story my mother-in-law used to tell. She had 5 kids in the days for snowsuits with wool leggins and mittens. She used to say, 'by the time I got the last kid dressed and OUT...the first one was back in to get warm again!!!'

Country Gardener said...

Wow, cool shot, you should be really proud of that one, Eve.


Denise said...

Oh Eve, this is just gorgeous, what a lovely, lovely photo and a beautiful poem. You should publish your own book, I would be first in line to buy one. Have a super day.

Eve said...

Thanks Denise!! That's the motivation I need!!