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A Visit from a Hummingbird

Updated on March 28, 2015

I was sitting and relaxing on my porch swing,

when all of a sudden there was this thing.

At eye level, two feet away no more,

a tiny little creature I had not seen before.

Its wings moved so fast, you could hardly see;

what in the world could this thing be?

I saw a long beak and figured it out,

this must be a hummingbird so tiny and stout.

Oh how intriguing a sight to see,

this tiny little bird staring straight at me!

Feathers were of red, white, and gray,

so brilliantly they gleamed on this summer's day.

Its wings were a blur they fluttered so fast,

I wish I had a way, to make this moment last!

That one little look into my eyes,

blessed my heart so, that I almost cried.

Thank you for coming to visit me today,

your vision in my heart, will always stay.


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    WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    I've put up three feeders, and I have quite a 'flock'. They're great fun to sit and watch.

    Beautiful work!

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    Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

    How blessed you were...Hummingbirds are such precious little creatures. They flit around so unaware of their majesty. Thank you for sharing this lovely moment in time.

    Sending Angels your way :) ps

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    zipperconstantine 6 years ago

    Thank you for the beautiful comments and sharing your experiences, I so enjoy reading them.

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    femmeflashpoint 6 years ago

    Aren't they just stunning? When I have opportunity to watch them, I can't take my eyes away, but am always stuck being mesmerized at their beautiful appearance as well as their aeronautic expertise, lol.

    Visiting a friend in Virginia, and sitting on her big porch, I nearly swatted a couple of them, who came flitting by my hair. I thought they were bees, lol. My friend pointed out that they were birds not bees, and the swatting stopped of course. Thankfully, I didn't make a connection!

    And, once they become accustomed to someone, they're tiny but nearly fearless and will light in the hair or on a finger to relax and catch their breath before zooming off again.

    As one of my uncle's used to say, "God never made an ugly bird, nor one I couldn't manage to like."

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    Teylina 6 years ago

    Personally, I think a lot of people miss out on a lot by not being observant of whatever species come calling (I'm leaving out the uglies! Sorry-prejudiced!). My mom had a hanging basket on her balcony that was used for several springs by the same pair of birds! I think she all but adopted their babies! Second year, she wasn't sure but thought same ones when they started building their new nest--they kept it up! And out of a million squirrels where I used to live was one fat fella that simply got a kick out of coming to the window to tease my cat! You'll have memories of your hummingbird's visit the rest of your life!

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    Zipper 6 years ago from United States

    Thank you Teylina, it is special to me.

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    Teylina 6 years ago

    Love it! Yea! Visit us again!