Friday, July 19, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Leaving the Nest

day before leaving,
was Momma giving advice
to each baby bird?

getting set
time to leave the nest
time to fly!

Baby robins grow up so fast.
I watched them go from bare bodies
to fluffy feathers in just over a week.
And off they went sometime yesterday.
Unfortunately I had neither the time
or ability to sit at my window
long enough 

to capture their leaving,
but I know they did
because their nest is empty today.
I wish them a good life.

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17 comments:

  1. dear nonnie,
    there is something so reassuring having a birds eye view of a summer nest. the mother taking care of every need, so loyal and dedicated to nurturing her young. and the day comes so soon when she must teach them to take flight!
    and that task too, when the time is right, comes so fervently to her.
    this will be my station in life the first of august when my one and only moves to his first apartment and finishes college at ASU. i love him for doing his first two years of college here. i will always cherish the gift of two more years together in our family home.
    i am so happy and proud of him, and yes i miss him already!

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    1. Rebecca, it's been a total delight for me to have experienced this.
      speaking of a son going away to college...after we left our youngest at college, I cried most of the way home. but let me reassure you, this too will pass. blessings!

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  2. So very special, I loved seeing these photos!

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  3. Oh, I hope they all make it to adulthood!

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  4. Oh you know, bird freak that I am, that I LOVE this post!

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    1. I have admired your and ecobirder's photos so much that I was excited and thrilled to have had the opportunity to observe this family.

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  5. Isn't it wonderful to watch natural happenings that continue to go on without our intervention, despite the errors of the two=leggeds? I had a nest last year in the garage. We always leave the small door open so the dog can get in and out from the house. Mrs. Robin made it her personal entry to her nest that was built on the hog sled that hangs there in summer.
    Love the haiku and the thought involved with this subject.

    Peace

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    1. yes, it brought enormous pleasure to me! your robin momma really had to go the extra step, didn't she? thank you for the kind comment about my haiku.

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  6. What a miracle you have witnessed and shared with us here! The metaphor is so profound... making a nest so that our little ones, and others, can fly off into the world... thank you Nonnie!

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  7. Some of those little birdies don't listen to mama. I found one hopping in the grass the other day. Yes well wishes to all the birds.

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  8. Oh such a delightful haiku and photos ~ beauties of nature ~ well captured!

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  9. The preparation to fly the nest is precious love and care by the momma. How sweet a tale.
    Happy Weekend !

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  10. beautiful capture...lovely words!

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