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.




2 thoughts on ““Storm-waiting””

  1. Indeed! Great Spring singing birds for us here up north!With snow here… they travel to your pace!!! Who knows!Their sound are Magnifique, in silence and in music! We just had a good snowstorm yesterday. Here 15cm of snow and some others location 25cm and plus….Large spaces with silence, sun whiteness reverberation nearly pink…a beauty moment!Always enjoying your thoughts and poem!Have a good day Mary Elyn!VeriditasMarie


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