Poetry isn't just for the birds

I love to express myself be it via the medium of song, art or poetry. I am inspired by poets such as Maya Angelou, E.E. Cummings and Emily Dickinson.

Here is one of my latest poems:

Birds flitter and flutter away 
Blinding the sun rays as they play 
Calling their sweet calls 
Drawing me closer to home
The Chickadee, the Nuthatch and the Wren 
Songs carry far in the wind 
Of hope and joy and love 
For all things from above.
Wipe your eyes,
Shed no tear...
In them God is here.

- Melissa Hafting 

American White Pelican in Richmond on Aug, 10/18 - Photo: Melissa Hafting


  1. BEAUTIFUL! I love avian references in poetry. One of my favourite passages is from Pale Fire opening even though its grim.
    "I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
    By the false azure in the windowpane."
    Looking forward to seeing more.

    1. Lovely Shou I can see why it's one of your faves.

  2. Lovely poem. Watching birds, we're blessed to have such a close connection to nature.

  3. Beautiful poem!! you have so many talents!

  4. Thanks everyone I'm touched looking at birds has helped me get through some tough times in life. You always feel so vulnerable sharing your poetry so glad you enjoyed it means a lot.

  5. beautiful work mel touching


Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Dowitcher Identification

Hawk Identification Tips from every angle (Sharpie vs Cooper and Red-tailed Subspecies)


*Updated - The most famous Red-tailed Hawk is eating fish on the ground just like a Bald Eagle!

My First Mother's Day Without My Mother