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Gentle Bewick's Wren

Updated on March 7, 2015
Bewick's Wren
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Gentle Bewick’s Wren, I heard him call

He trills and warbles for a lady, overall.

The cool of March’s morn and light of sun

Makes his intent apparent for everyone.


He flits from branch to limb without a care

He calls for a mate everywhere.

Will one come to him, and is she here?

Does he make his request ever clear?


He flicks his tail in impatience, you see,

For he has been here an hour, lady absentee.

His eyebrow doth raise in question to be

Will he give me audience or turn escapee?


Focusing my lens, my bated breath held,

I believe my fears have all been dispelled.

As I view a potential shot, what do I see?

A mirthful expression done just for me.


I hope for a Carolina or Marsh Wren

Or perhaps a little House Wren when

My tongue tied self turns about and then

My camera’s battery dies yet again.

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    • aviannovice profile image
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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Ben! I adore both the nuthatch and the chickadee. I grew up in the northeast, so I know both quite well.

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      Ben Zoltak 2 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Wonderful poem about wrens, a bird I know little about. Reminds me of a nuthatch just a bit...or a chickadee.

      Well done!

      Ben

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Just my first little poem about a bird, Akriti.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Short but nice post :)

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Oh, yes, Lisa, they are here, too. I am lucky enough to have a lake to walk over to every day, and photograph the best of them.

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      I loved this poem. I awake to the birds singing, knowing Spring is almost here. I feed all the animals outside, squirrels, chipmunks and all the birds. It is cute to see them by my back door waiting for their peanuts.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Peg! There are birds everywhere now, so it should be a great year. My camera is probably a bit different than yours, so that could be why our pics don't look the same.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mel! Glad that you got a kick out of this. I tried to fill it full of humor.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Sweetly expressed and funny too, Deb. This was delightful. My yard is full of birds these days and I'm really enjoying them. I wish my pictures turned out as beautiful as yours.

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      What a wonderful poem with a delightful twist at the end. Don't most of us males of any species expend a great amount of time and energy trilling and warbling for those absentee ladies? I loved this. Great photo too.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Kevin, I didn't miss a thing. I injected that just for a bit of humor.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That was lovely Deb although I am sorry that you missed the shot because of your battery. I voted up, shared and Tweeted it.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Dave, I was thinking about some of the more unusual varieties, perhaps. Definitely food for thought.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Deb, beautifully done and so amusing. Great work. I suppose you could put such great verse to all the birds you know, that would be quite a collection to look forward to. Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ah, it wasn't a big deal, Kim. They all get into position EVENTUALLY. Maybe...(grin)

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      Oh, the anticipation of the shot! I envisioned your tongue clenched between your teeth for that one. Great one, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Gypsy Rose Lee. I can include my love of birds in poetry, even though I have my local birding column...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A truly delightful poem and a great shot. Passing this on.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Deergha, seeing the bird and its actions are true, but my battery was fine. Thought that I'd just toss that in for a few grins.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      ohhhh....the batteries indeed were the spoil sport ... I do hope that at least you could witness the mates????

      Your photo is really very beautiful.

      Thanks for this wonderful poem Deb.

      Sharing and votes up awesome.

      Deergha

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Exacty, Sha. It is a lesson to all, and it has happened to me in the past.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Bummer! Keep extra batteries on hand to capture the moment. Hopefully Murphy won't show up to ruin it all.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Alicia! You do the same...

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Nell! Just couldn't resist, but obviously, I got shots.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the amusing poem, Deb! I hope you have a good week.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      That sounds like me, get the camera ready and....lol! loved your poem and the photo was amazing too!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, manatita! Yes, and to make it even better, the bird appeared to me and acted just like that. However, the camera battery was fully charged.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Voted awesome and beautiful. Great poetry and a topic dear to your heart, I feel. In Love and Light.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That was cute, Billy. I'm toying with another idea, though....

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Take a passion for birds...mix it with a talent for poetry...and this is what you get!!!!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I don't worry, either, Jackie, as my rechargeables carry a LOT of juice. Just thought that it might give everyone a nice chuckle. Thanks for the visit and hope you're having a fantastic day, too.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You bet it did, Faith Reaper. It began splendidly.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      One to make me smile! That camera failing us is a real dilemma, isn't it? I have missed so many beautiful birds flying photos for one reason or another! I do have me a feeder that gives me so many views I don't worry quite so much anymore, though.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how beautifully expressed. I do hope his mate shows up. Love your photo.

      Up ++++ tweeting and sharing

      Sounds like your Saturday morning is starting off delightfully.

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