High atop budding maple
Sounds a call, of a natural staple
The shrill of the Cardinal announcing loud
Spring has arrived with rain and cloud
Puffed up proud, red crimson breast
Red-olive-colored females, so impressed.
Fluttering dives well orchestrated
Welcoming Spring so long awaited
Blackened face, burnt orange beak,
Seeds and insects are what you seek
And when the winter snow arrives,
God only knows how you survive
Through blizzard, wind, and freezing rain
To emerge once more, to welcome Spring again.
With the first week of Spring The northern Cardinals are like conductors and performers alike. I plant sunflowers for them and the finches in my garden or perhaps ” our garden”