Tuesday, February 5, 2013


after the Christmas lights
and before the thaw

a secret kiss

and snowflake

two cardinals
weaving romance

in dots and dashes

great staccato leaps
of burbling gossip

on a white parchment day
in the middle of a fairyland

I transcribe them faithfully

including an incredible bit
at the end
with a berry


the walking man said...

Yes maybe the rodent got it right this year..Cardinals coming this way are the first sign that it's changing...but when you were done being a voyeur poet did you tell them to get a room? {'-)}}}----

Charles Gramlich said...

You've been watching the cardinals courting too. Lana and I get a lot of fun out of watching that great dance.

Sarah Hina said...

Mark, shameless beats, those birdies. They didn't even seem to mind my being there.

Charles, they're so beautiful to watch (and listen to) on a snowy day.

Vesper said...

This has melted my heart, Sarah! :-)

I love cardinals. There's a pair coming to my back yard for a few years now and I'm always so happy to see them. I heard birds chirping this morning - surprisingly, because it's very, very cold again - and I wonder if it was them... :-)

Sarah Hina said...

Vesper, I love them too.

Cardinals and blue jays put the splash of color in winter, but cardinals' chirps are a lot more attractive than blue jays'! Especially early in the morning. :)

Aniket Thakkar said...

I'll take the blue jays over Hens and Pigeons that wake me up.

Hens have lost all track of time. They're supposed to shout at sunrise, and not an hour before it.

One pigeon is cute. A hundred of them, are menacing.
On any other day, I'd try and look at their beauty, but today (one of the pigeons took a poop over me, while I was driving to work), I just can't.

Sarah Hina said...

You're basically doing your own comedy routine here.