NaBloPoMo#29 Nightingale’s Cradle

cropped-july-2009-10511.jpgNightingale’s Cradle

Blue haze in the distance,
painted pale above the hills.
A golden ball of brightness
bounces off the rustic rills.

Eagles fly so high above them
blending with the twilight sky.
Do the mountains know my feelings
when I laugh or when I cry?                                                                                                                                                                                      DSC_0130

When the morning wakes with yawning
shadows on the mountainside,
and fog fingers move so gently
cleansing eyes where tears have dried,

then I see the purple splendor
hanging from a hidden veil,
and I gaze upon a cradle
rocking baby nightingale.

English: Nightingale nest in Acheron river Ελλ...

English: Nightingale nest in Acheron river Ελληνικά: Αηδονοφωλιά στόν Αχέροντα ποταμό (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

© 2013 Freeda Baker Nichols

11 comments on “NaBloPoMo#29 Nightingale’s Cradle

  1. I didn’t have time to leave a comment earlier. This is wonderful. Your poetry is beautiful. I could read it every day and never tire of it. And I’ve started a poem from your picture.


    • Robyn, thanks so much, I’m happy you are starting a poem about the picture. I’m assuming it’s the picture of the bird nest credited to Wikipedia? That nest is amazing. Please share your poem.


  2. Linda Baie says:

    It’s beautiful, Freeda, & with the picture, complete! I’m glad Catherine urged you to share!


  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    Beautiful, Freeda! Would you mind sharing it with our group?


  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    🙂 “Liked”


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