American Robins are fairly large songbirds with a large, round body, long legs, and fairly long tail. Robins are the largest North American thrushes, and their profile offers a good chance to learn the basic shape of most thrushes. Robins make a good reference point for comparing the size and shape of other birds, too.



You are silence on the branch

outside my front window – you and your beloved,

hidden one.

You  shrieked all morning,

calling me to the window, bewildered.

You are silence on the branch

in the storm-waiting air.

Occupied now with waiting,

we sense the approaching storm.

You have disappeared into this vast,



full – moment of waiting.

The air.  You.  Me.

We are full-of-waiting.