Hello Again

My yard offers a comfort zone,
a serene place to call your own.
The endless journey you have flown,
brings you right back, but not alone.

I wake up to your egg filled nest,
feel a great joy deep in my chest.
Happy to see my cherished guest,
choose my home for safety and rest.

Leave for a feed though not for long,
hesitant but you must stay strong.
Your partner sits where you belong,
hear your return through whistled songs.

Two weeks swiftly pass by so fast,
your hatchlings form a multicast,
their distinct chirps make echoes last,
listening to them is a blast.

I see you teach fledglings to try,
you push them till they learn to fly.
Feel prideful tears reach both my eyes,
knowing it’s time to say good bye.

Look forward to this time next year,
your visits bring me so much cheer.
I will make sure your space is cleared,
perfectly set when you appear.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #148 August 22, 2022

58 thoughts on “Hello Again

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  1. When i see your poems its like time stops. It does make me smile. I cant deny it i love great poetry.

    A map that leads to,
    The future poet in you.
    But wait, its the current you.
    Making you smile is a bonus.
    I am a poor poet, you are a countess.
    A smile as bright as a rainbow.

    From one poet to another great work.

    It seems i always got something to say. Its worth it because its great reading your poems.

  2. Hey! the second paragraph “choose my home for safety and rest” soo true, I recon everyone should agree on this. No home is as comfort as your own home.
    cheers!!!

  3. Nicely penned. A wonderful job giving the poem dual meaning both as a mother and children. As well as enjoying returning birds raising their chicks. Thank you it brought a smile.

  4. “I wake up to your egg filled nest,
    feel a great joy deep in my chest.
    Happy to see my cherished guest,
    choose my home for safety and rest.”

    Really enjoyed this Grace, very tender and uplifting! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘β€οΈ

  5. Lovely poem, Grace.
    I’ve had wrens build nests in my front door wreath and hanging flower pots. And robins nest in the rafters of my back porch.

  6. It’s touching the heart. This is the most beautiful poem about nesting birds I’ll ever read in my life.

  7. oh Grace I so relate to this and LOVE being part of nature and watching the birds nest and fledge. it’s always so sad to see them leave… jut like our “babies”. πŸ’–πŸ’– love it!

  8. That’s a heartwarming poem Grace πŸ™‚ Amazing how you manage to have each line in every stanza rhyme with each other! Brilliant writing πŸ™‚

  9. I feel love and emotion here. I had seen a pigeon laying eggs in my house and one day they left. Well penned, Grace πŸ‘πŸ’–

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