Ponderings On Life #poem #poetry

I like to sit and watch the birds

From the safety of my kitchen.

I know I should watch outside

But the sun just starts me itchin’.

I’m not much better in the rain

It makes me all rheumatic

See, my life’s one constant thrill

Twitchin’s so dramatic.

That greenfinch sitting on the post

I wonder what he’s thinkin’;

He could be watchin’ me, you see

There! I’ve caught him winkin’.

There’s a class of bird I just can’t stand

Their fancy name is corvid.

They’re black and grim and foretell death

Which, frankly is just morbid.

I much prefer them small and fluffy

That don’t so much fly as flit.

If I could choose which bird I’d be

I’d definitely be a tit.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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28 Responses to Ponderings On Life #poem #poetry

  1. Norah says:

    I love to watch the birds too. We’ve had a few corvid visitors recently. I’d never seen them in my yard before. I’m pleased I didn’t know they were supposed to foretell death. Lovely poem.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! You old softy this is so cute. Would you be a great tit ? I think you would indeed? I love all things Covid though they are so bright and clever💜💜

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  3. joylennick says:

    Well, you just would, wouldn’t you!! Cute poem. Cheers.

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  4. I suspect a right one!

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    We have crows here – two have adopted our house and come for a snack and water in the morning. We had a house crow at our old lake house, too. Great poem – we do love our birds. My husband has now put up FOUR feeders and three suet holders.

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  6. Your Dad would love that last line

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  7. Great choice of bird and an enjoyable poem.

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  8. tootlepedal says:

    I’ve been a tit all of my life.


  9. JT Twissel says:

    This poem reminds me of Shel Silverstein.

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  10. Bridgette says:

    This poem was simply delightful! I love it so much.

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  11. Hi Geoff, that last line really does open you up for some teasing, but I will restrain myself and congratulate you on a lovely poem.

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  12. VSC says:

    So good!!

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