I wondered if I’d hear him in April, National Poetry Month, although he sometimes doesn’t return to our woods until May. But he is, after all, a poet himself. And this morning, first thing, while walking the dogs, I heard that familiar soft trill. His winter sojourn in Central America is over, and he’s back! Of course I didn’t see him, he’s too shy for that, but his voice is unmistakable.
I had the honor of being asked to contribute to the “Poetry Out Loud” celebration for Charlotte Lit this month, and I’m so glad I chose to read “Waiting for the Wood Thrush.”
Check out it here, along with the work of even more Charlotte Lit faculty members and poets. Here’s hoping that you’re having a splendid month, and you’re writing a little poetry yourself.
6 thoughts on “The Wood Thrush Returns!”
One of my very favorite melodies. I hope they make it to our woodsy patch soon.
I bet he will! Let me know when you hear him! 🙂
You have a lovely speaking voice that really does sound prayerful when you read “Wood Thrush,” Ashley. I played your linked video of the wood thrush singing and felt envious we don’t have them here in the northern Rockies. What a classic song of a a forest paradise!
Thank you Marilyn! I’m working on it, but the wood thrush is hard to beat! 🙂
I heard the wood thrush singing in our backyard woods yesterday morning. So happy they are back!
Terrific! This means summer has indeed officially started! Enjoy!