Quarantine Wishes by Kathryn Macdonald

Image by Veronika Andrews from Pixabay
 black heads bobbing     chicka-dee-dee-dee 
 among winter-shrivelled barberries
 goldfinches’ ti-dee-di-di     music
 lilting like waves through air
 plump mourning doves in pairs
 singing their sad ooahoo oo oo oo
 congregations of ducks     quacking
 a family of swans silently swimming
 fish in the river
 and heron along the shore
 turtles floating on logs
 even a snake or two
 children on bicycles 
 parents jogging along
 seniors slowly strolling
 young lovers embracing
 our hearts want spring 
 and ordinary things
 parks and trails
 rivers and bays
 the earth renewed
 with grass and flowers
 blue sky

Image by Engin Akyurt

5 thoughts on “Quarantine Wishes by Kathryn Macdonald”

  1. Birds in particular help to renew us, as does everything in nature. We must go for more walks if we are to get through the winter with covid. Your poem shows your sensitivity to the world around us. I can feel you breathing in what you see; your descriptions reveal an intimacy with nature. Thank you, Kathryn, for this taste of beauty to inspire us to walk, walk, walk.

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