Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cardinal Greetings


Along the margin of dawn,
you can depend on the
cardinal
to be the first to proclaim
the start of each new glorious day.

"♪♪ Pretty, ♪♪ pretty, ♪♪ pretty;
pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty" 
nice day to bring you "cheer-cheer-cheer".

Hear my song here: Cardinal Song.


Its bold, cardinal color,
with orange, blunt bill,
and mysterious black mask,
a common species perhaps;
but perky, perky, perky with pride
displayed in its pointy head crest.


Bold black and red
brightens every day,
whether trees are dressed
or undressed.
Welcoming you outdoors
in every season.


Along the edge of dusk
you can depend on the 
cardinal
to be the last bird singing,
announcing the end of a day;
living with a blessed hope
for tomorrow. 
© 2015 Richard Havenga







Photo Locations:

1. Cannonsburg State Game Area - Kent County, Michigan

2, 3, 5: Home Woods

4. Chief Hazy Cloud Park - Grand River- Ada, Michigan