The Call of the Red-Winged Blackbird

Hickory Cottage By Hickory Cottage, 24th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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In the Summer, no matter where my bare feet would take me around the home where I grew up, there was always one sound that was constant. The call of the red-winged blackbird.

The beautiful red-winged blackbird.

The warm earth on my feet,
Summer air so sweet,
Clouds floating by,
Browning skin from the heat,
And the call of the red-winged blackbird.

Lazy days by the pond,
Barking dogs here and yon,
Fishing line takes a jerk,
Nature waves brilliant wand,
Hear the call of the red-winged blackbird.

Hanging clothes on the line,
And the passage of time,
Bring me back out again,
To the rhythm and rhyme,
Of the call of the red-winged blackbird.

Rustling cattails in the breeze,
Grass up to my knees,
Blackberries in the pail,
Oh, let me hear once more, please,
Lovely call of the red-winged blackbird.


Country Living, Nature, Ozarks, Red-Winged Blackbird, Rural Living, Songbirds

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
I'm a homemaker, wife, and mom. I have too many hobbies to mention, but let's say, I'm artistic, crafty, and musical. As a writer, I'll generally focus on frugal living, but I'll write about anything.

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author avatar Happyridge Creations
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Great poem and the clothes line is still being used!!!!!! The cattails have taken over the pond, the red-winged blackbirds are still calling and the dogs are still barking!!!!!

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author avatar Retired
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Birds are so wonderful, and the Blackbirds song is a treat for our ears to behold.

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author avatar Denise O
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Just a lovely and sweet poem, of days gone by. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carson lowe
9th Feb 2013 (#)

One of my fondest childhood memories is if sitting on the back porch with my best friend Jack (my dog) listening to early morning Red Wing-Black

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