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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Red Wing
By Gini Branch
05/20/07


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Red Wing

I heard the call of the red winged bird
Across the meadow there.
I looked but saw him not.
Yet heard him call once more.

The call came nearer, so
I stilled and soon
The feathers of his reddened wing
Fluttered passed my ear.

I looked right and left,
Then up and down.
And spied him in the tree--
The end of the lane, see there!

We stared for the longest while
Until closer still he dared.
I glimpsed his reddened wing
As he wheeled through the air.

My eye did strain to follow
Him to his home afar,
But lost its quarry when the creature
Dipped, dove, and lit again somewhere.

I heard his call once more
On his way to some fair repose.
I sighed, arose, and
Set for mine as well.

Glad times the red winged bird
Brought to me this day.
Tomorrow I will return
To search again for his reddened wing.


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Dee Yoder 05/26/07
Your writing presents a clear image in my mind of the day you describe here. Nice poem
Kenn Allan05/26/07
I love birds. This poem reminds me of the red-winged blackbirds I feed in my back yard. How wonderful to be reminded how the simplicity of God's creation can provide such joy and happiness.
Rhonda Clark05/26/07
This is great. I love your imagery.