Poem #10 – Waiting for the Wood Thrush

We made it to Day 10 – whew! Only twenty more days to go. But I have to say that I’m thoroughly enjoying this poetry challenge. As I mentioned to a friend, it’s a little like documenting your daily life through a diary of poetry.

In keeping with yesterday’s poem about the delights of spring, today we’ll anticipate the arrival of the wood thrush, a rather woodthrushnondescript bird in terms of appearance, but with a song as ethereal as the nightingale. Have you heard it?

Want to read my poem? Scroll down the list for Day #10 to read “Waiting for the Wood Thrush.”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mbarnardwaverlyhemeonccom
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 02:09:14

    One of my favorite birds songs, love the beat, love the rhyme. You nailed it!
    XOX
    M

    Reply

    • Ashley Memory
      Apr 11, 2017 @ 13:01:56

      Thank you Mary, so glad you liked it, and especially glad that you know the song. JP introduced me to it — I suppose I had heard it before but didn’t know which bird made it. Rhyming just seemed to be the right thing to do. 🙂

      Reply

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