Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Birds’ Nests

You see birds’ nests
like upicked fruit
in branches bare
of any leaves.

When I was small
Grandma cut my hair
and tossed the clumps
onto our lawn.

“Birds will use it
to line their nests
and keep the eggs
safe and warm.”

An amazing thing:
my ordinary hair
woven into a bird’s
wild tapestry.


    Ordinary Things: Poems From a Walk in Early Spring

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved this poem! Ordinary Things is a wonderful collection.

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