Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 28 January 2011

Study of a Robin - Brandon Marsh

Who can resist a Robin?


The Robin
by Thomas Hardy

When up aloft
I fly and fly,
I see in pools
The shining sky,
And a happy bird
Am I, am I!

When I descend
Toward the brink
I stand and look
And stop and drink
And bathe my wings,
And chink, and prink.

When winter frost
Makes earth as steel,
I search and search
But find no meal,
And most unhappy
Then I feel.

But when it lasts,
And snows still fall,
I get to feel
No grief at all
For I turn to a cold, stiff
Feathery ball!








(A large selection of Robin Images can be seen on my website - see link opposite)

4 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Really beautiful photos, so detailed and I loved the poem!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thanks, ShySongbird - your excellent blog poems must be catching!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California, USA

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God Bless You, ~Ron

Kevin Groocock said...

Hi Ron, glad you made it to my blog.