Photos and Poetry 20 – Blackbird

I am currently doing my 2nd 366; posting at least 1 photo every day.

This is number 21






The tangerine sun
Strolling past
Our Earth
To make the beak.

The vibrant colour of a fox’s eye
Trudging through the freshly fallen leaves
To make the eyes.

The soft touch of a flower
Bursting from its bud
For the feathers.

And finally take
The sharpest flint
That wanders with a cave man’s life
Side by side for centuries
For the mighty claws.

by Harriet Whitaker


This poem was a winner in the 2015 RSPB Birds Challenge on The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network. I hope Harriet will not mind me coupling her poem with my photograph.

You can see the others in the Photos and Poetry series by clicking here 



If you don’t already know my other blog 1500 Saturdays I hope you’ll pop over and take a look, though I don’t post much these days here     

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