8.31.2014

Songbird

Chickadee!
My birdfeeder’s empty
but for your song. Mouths to feed,
   spirits
to nurture, each encouraged to sing
   her own song--
Love’s cost no discouragement, only
keep returning, singing
your glad song.

photo by Kelly Letky

The Imaginary Garden is featuring the art of Kelly Letky. Please visit Kelly’s website, The Blue Muse, and her Etsy store: Blue Muse Fine Art.

21 comments:

  1. Such a pretty picture! Your words fill me with a sense of joy and renewal, reminding me why I love the birds in my garden.

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  2. Aw, this is one of my favorite pictures, one of my favorite birds, they really do have such a glad song, don't they? I love what you did with this!

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    1. your photos are fantastic, Kelly. thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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  3. "spirits to nurture" ... This is really one of the most important jobs around.

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  4. Chickadees ..such a wonderful name of a bird.. To have them as company in your garden.. But we have other birds to keep us company..

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  5. Ah, fill 'er up, don't ever run low.

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  6. I admire the love song and the form ~ Lovely one Marian ~

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  7. Love this .. every time I visit your blog I imagine you 'pecking' away at that little typewriter!!

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  8. "each encouraged to sing / her own song--"...i love these lines...

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  9. Kelly's photography has a way with birds(and flowers) that you amplify here--even when the feeder is empty, there is joy, a reason to sing, if you are small and have wings. Right now it's hot and dry here, and the feeders have been replaced with sprinklers as places of delight and congregation--I could watch for hours. Loved this, Marian.

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  10. I love this picture- almost used it. You did it proud with your words.

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  11. "each encouraged to sing her own song"---what a great reminder for us all.

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  12. "love's cost no discouragement" I love seeing the chickadees return to our feeder. Such a beautiful little bird. May we each sing our own song.

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  13. hey thanks, friends. we have plenty of chickadees and songbirds on our feeders... just now plotting for how to keep some of them around this winter. :)

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  14. yours is the lightest, most positive response
    i've seen to any of these pictures

    nice
    JzB

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  15. I adore my birdbath - we live next to the edge of a wooded area and get lots of cardinals and bluebirds. This is a sweet, uplifting poem - I love birds (but not at 5:30 am)

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  16. Their glad songs are one of my favorite to hear...especially the end of winter.

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