Thursday, May 15, 2014

Catkins and Warblers




Following a long, 
brutal winter,
this welcome spring
offers willows
bearing catkins.


I see promise
in their pollen,
life in their leaves,
harboring tiny insects
to feed returning warblers.



Advancing April into May.
Backlit by the sun.
Branches holding twigs.
Twigs displaying
candles of life.

Spring has been ignited.

Burning with the
flame of desire,
this lively Yellow Warbler
flits among catkins,
sings his sweet song, 
dances like fire.
©  2014  Richard Havenga



Listen to the song/call of the Yellow Warbler from Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Cornell