Busy as ever?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The nest-builders are as busy as ever….
a delightfully dappled thrush appears at one of my garden pots
checks surreptitiously for danger
instinctively knows I am fastened behind the bars, of toughened glass
he / she selects twigs and dried leaves
tucks them up into their bushel of a beak
and flutters away, with busy, bustling wings
to render and lay foundation, to its al-fresco roost

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 with my time-rich covid-induced incarceration
I’ll have yet another excuse to long-finger a tidy-up job…
“oh the birds’ll need that”
“the ladybirds land there all the time”
“the dog loves that”
and I’ll easily gravitate, to what I love best…
a plastic-coated bag of wind, scuffed and scored
for wherever it lays, is where the garden is never ignored!


In these strange Covid-19 induced days of WFH (working from home), I get to see delightful sights of nature-at-work in a benign way!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/busy-as-ever/