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Birds at the Feeder by Carol Casey

Junco, Cardinal

blue, red

flitting at the feeder

in the swaying,

cedar, sombre evergreen


They flutter

between branches,

red, blue

on green, white

where winds lose,

their bite.

This shelter

these seeds

bounty, there, or not.

These winter birds,

so like angels,

built for flight

but no right

or wrong to wrestle,

just this feeder,

these cedars

this stark, snow world

the fragile, singing life

in it.


Carol Casey lives in Blyth, Ontario, Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Prairie Journal,The Anti-Langourous Project, Please See Me, Front Porch Review, Cypress, Vita Brevis, Blue Unicorn, InScribe Journal and others, including a number of anthologies, most recently, Rearing in the Rearview (Quillkeepers) and Byline Legacies (Cardigan Press).

Facebook: @ccaseypoetry; Twitter: @ccasey_carol; Webpage:

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