At Home on the Mountain — Day 14 — NaPoWriMo


Chicks (Photo credit: SimonM.)

Bumble bees are buzzing by,
headed for the hollyhocks.
Cow bell’s steady ding and dong
in the distance, beyond rocks.
Hear the rat-a-tat-tat-tat
of woodpecker drilling holes
in loblolly pine and oak
and in barnyard fencing poles.
Hear the whistle of a hawk
flying low in early spring.
Hear big, red hen cluck to chicks
to get underneath a wing.
On Banner Mountain, at night–
hear whispering through the trees—
mockingbird harmonizing
with the rustle of a breeze.

Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

16 comments on “At Home on the Mountain — Day 14 — NaPoWriMo

  1. I picture wonderul images as I read your work…


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  4. This was so refreshing amid our constant rain and mud (and still occasional snowflakes)!


    • Looking like rain here today, too. Inger, catch a snowflake for me. Our snows this year were few and somehow I didn’t get out to enjoy them. I love the really good ones that stay around long enough for the grandkids to have lots of fun.


  5. Beautiful poem. Congratulations.


  6. spunkonastick says:

    Very pretty! We live just outside the city limits and hear many of those sounds. Someone even got rooster recently and we hear him all the time.


    • Thanks. Those sounds were from childhood memories. Wish I could hear again the sound of the cow bell. Peaceful sound. A neighbor’s rooster might get you up earlier than the alarm clock, but then you could start writing! 🙂


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  8. Love the poem – makes me want to be there — love the photo with this one, too!


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