Friday, May 18, 2012

Poetic Captions: Mother Birdie

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What's hatching in Mother birdie's nest?
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother’s day. Springing off from last week’s poem dedicated to my mom I wrote a poem about mother birds.  I write a lot of poems about birds mainly because they are constantly flapping past my window or singing to me in the mornings.  If you take a moment to watch them you will realize how truly wonderful they are except for the handful of pigeons who like to sit in my eavestroughing.  Now here is today's poem. 

Mother Birdie
--by Rena J. Traxel                                                                                                               
Mother birdie
Collects the scraps
To build the nest
Round and round
With sticks & bits
Lined with feathers 
From the birdie's chest
A safe place 
For her eggs to rest!
Prompt: What's hatching in Mother birdie's nest. Please feel free to share below. 
-To download a nest colouring page click here
-To learn more about birds and their nests click here
-To read another poem about birdies and their nests click here
If you liked this post please let others know. Next week on Poetic Captions, I'll be announcing the winners from my poetry contest and sharing some poetry tips from children's poet Tiffany Stone. On Ouch Monday, I'll be talking about rejections I hope you come back for that. Remember you can always connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. Until then dare to write the impossible. 
Looking Back To Past Posts
-Poetic Captions: Mother's Day 
-Vote For Your Favourite Poem
-My Journey to Canada West SCBWI Conference 

Katya Czaja is hosting this week's 
Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks Katya!


  1. Nice to see a sweet poem for the busy birds. One swooped at me yesterday because I guess I got too close. Thanks!

    1. Yikes! The geese around here can be quite mean if you get to close.

  2. Lovely poem, Rena! I love watching birds too. We have a nest in our garage, and another in our front entry-way porch and it's such fun to see the bird families coming along. We also have hummingbirds, which make the others look so big and clumsy!

    1. Thanks. I miss the birds in the winter. I'm so happy when spring comes and they are back tweeting outside my bedroom window.

  3. Your poem is a fun place to start a study of birds and nests!

  4. I love it, Rena...very nice poem and drawing. The talent between you and Bill is amazing.

    1. Thank you. Thank you. It would be a dream if I could put a book together with my husband.

  5. That was beautiful Rena! Love the illustration :)


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