“The Cardinal’s Call” by Raymond Roy #poetry

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

Showing off

“Showing off”

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.

-Peace

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”

-Goroyboy