Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Poem

Northern Shrike

When I look out at my feeder
and there's no finch in sight,
I know the masked
bandit is near.
He sits high in a tree
so farther to see,
filling his neighbors with fear.
For he is no robin,
no lark,
no dove,
He'll swoop down and catch you in flight.
So if you are small
you best be on the ball
or you might be dinner tonight.

Eve Sweatman

18 comments:

Shellmo said...

Eve - excellent poem! Beward the shrike!

HANNIBAL said...

Eve, thanks for directing me to your site. I LOVE this poem! It's so true (and funny!). Your words say it all about him! You've got a great talent!
Thanks again! I'm now a Shrike fan! Is that a bad thing?

Jenny said...

Fab poem and FAB U LOUS photo too Evie! Over here it's called Great Grey Shrike or a common name for it is butcher bird. Smart looking I think.

Lynne said...

Love the poem and that's a terrific photo too.

Mary said...

Love the poem! Very well expressed! The photo is beautiful...so stark against that background and very lovely. Hard to believe that is a preditor bird.

Bird Girl said...

Just a great little poem and you are so lucky to get a shrike, Eve!

Roy said...

Evie, You are a Poet and I hope you no it.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful photo. seem like you have been running into alot of the more violent birds lately.. lol
Great poem

Denise said...

I just love your poetry Eve, and this is a great photo of a beautiful little bird, even if has a reputation.

Steve B said...

This is a great image of a Northern Shrike. Just the righ amount of snow to add to atmosphere to the photo. Love it.

Wrensong Farm said...

Beautiful pic accompanied by a enjoyable poem....thanks for sharing!

Leedra said...

So, so peaceful looking.

John Theberge said...

Great shot and great poem to go with it. How is your book coming along?

Tina said...

Eve,
What a wonderful picture...balancing on the end of that little branch! He looks so innocent and sweet..hard to believe that he feeds on smaller birds and what a GREAT poem you wrote!

Adrian said...

Hey Eve

Sorry to have been out of contact for so long. Love the poetry, right up to your usual standard. Watch out for my next blog.....my bark is worse than my bite.

Best wishes, Adgi

Eve said...

Thanks everyone!
John, it's comming right along...one more poem and finishing touches. I put it aside for a bit but was working on it when you asked about it!
Thanks again.

Carolynn said...

That's a beautiful photo, so serene, yet with a touch of melancholy. I love it.

Mary said...

I love your new header! "On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...12 guineas roosting"