Suddenly a Jay

A dreary winter morning
metamorphoses with the fell
swoop of a jay, a flash of cobalt
among damp fox-brush bracken
and berries lit up like Christmas lights
left hanging long past Twelfth Night.
The garden seethes with moisture
but a chink of peachy sunshine
spreads its wings and smiles
on this January Sunday.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Image result for Eurasian Jay among bracken and berries Pinterest
Image found on Pinterest (I wasn’t quick enough with the camera!)

My response to Poets United Poetry Pantry #385

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34 thoughts on “Suddenly a Jay

  1. This is absolutely gorgeously detailed, Kim!❤️ From “metamorphoses with the fell swoop of a jay” to “a chink of peachy sunshine spreads its wings and smiles” the tangible images are a delight! It’s always a pleasure reading your words 😀

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  2. What a BEAUTIFUL bird! I have stellar jays on my wee porch right now, grateful for seed…………I love the beautiful imagery in your poem, especially “a flash of cobalt among damp fox-brush bracken” and that bunch of berries.

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  3. How delightfully you describe your morning. I like the picture you selected. Hope the scene you saw this morning remains imprinted in your mind, even if you were too late withyour camera.

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