Protected Species

Birds in Winter

Birds in Winter

scratch for tidbits
before the storm’s fury;
cold winds leave birds restless but not

peck at red worms
wriggling in mushy mud
after the downpour of spring rain
has stopped.

feed mouthy babes
in early summertime
broken wings of flying insects,
and worms.

on rafters build
nests in hay-filled barn loft
where Someone keeps close watch in case
one falls.

c Copyright, 2012, Freeda Baker Nichols

This poem is a Cinquain Sequence

5 comments on “Protected Species

  1. Thanks to lornasmithers and thatdudeeddie for following my blog!


  2. Thanks Lorna Smithers.


  3. Thanks, Catherine Johnson.


  4. This is very good. The form works well to capture the essence of the birds.


  5. Catherine Johnson says:

    This is lovely, Freeda!


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