NATURE POEMS: “Why I need the birds” by Lisel Mueller

  Why I Need the Birds When I hear them call in the morning, before I am quite awake, my bed is already traveling the daily rainbow, the arc toward evening; and the birds, leading their own discreet lives of hunger and watchfulness, are with me all the way, always a little ahead of me…

NATURE POEMS: “Small bird on fire” by Pablo Neruda

“Small bird on fire” It was passed from one bird to another, the whole gift of the day. The day went from flute to flute, went dressed in vegetation, in flights which opened a tunnel through which the wind would pass to where birds were breaking open the dense blue air – and there, night…

NATURE POEMS: “Such Singing in the Wild Branches”

Such Singing in the Wild Branches It was spring and finally I heard him among the first leaves –  then I saw him clutching the limb in an island of shade with his red brown feathers all trim and neat for the new year. First, I stood still and thought of nothing. Then I began…

ZEN POEMS: “Bird Bath”

  Bird Bath Only this matters: this ecstatic baptism this standing on stick- thin legs where the singing creek pools at the lip of the waterfall only this ruby-feathered chest diving to meet its reflection this beak piercing again and again that quivering surface, these wings half- unfolding, a ruffle of joy guiding rivers of…

HAIKU POEMS: “SPRING” (Haiku de Primavera)

  Spring Haiku   Joyful birds’ chirps & songs Snow-white blooms cover branches New Hope fills the heart! Amira   Haiku de Primavera   Chirridos y canciones de alegres pájaros Flores blancas como nieve cubren ramas ¡Nueva esperanza llena el corazón! Amira