Adeline Foster

Gold Star - 8,534 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Bluebird - Poem by Adeline Foster


While going for a quiet drive
Along a country road,
We saw a bluebird circling,
Then perch upon a post.
Silently we stopped nearby,
And silently we watched;
As he flew from perch to perch,
His patience, too, we matched.
We only dared to shift our eyes-
We dared not move or talk
Until he was convinced that we
Were nothing but a rock.
Our patience was rewarded
As his patience now gave out.
We knew his nest was nearby
By the tid-bit in his mouth.
Down to the post he dropped
And seemed to disappear.
The knowledge was so thrilling
It lived with us all year.
We know where morel mushrooms
Pop up in the spring.
We know where tadpoles gather
In the gently bubbling stream.
We've fond the scarlet berries
Of the minty wintergreen,
And the fruiting jack-o'lantern
Has shown us its silent gleam.
Of all the things that we have known,
More thrilling than the rest
Is the knowledge that we now know where
There is a bluebird's nest.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about Bluebird by Adeline Foster

  • Tom Billsborough (7/15/2016 11:57:00 AM)

    Our thrill is in the acute observation rendered so beautifully in excellent verse.
    First rate poem. A 10

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  • Sarah Persson Sarah Persson (6/25/2016 4:20:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Such a simple story but told so well. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda Anil Kumar Panda (2/22/2016 11:08:00 AM)

    Simple and beautiful. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (2/7/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    This is a lovely poem capturing such a special shared moment/memory. It's written in a flowing script helped along with rhyme, but the visual/figurative detail really places the reader into the sighting with you and your daughter. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (1/19/2016 9:13:00 AM)

    A nature poem that has a sweet, gentle and simplistic beauty.I love your way with words, they are moving and
    uplifting (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (12/26/2015 9:37:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem describing the beauty of a blue bird................................. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo Brian Mayo (12/17/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem with a terrific ending. I envy the unforced rhymes, and appreciate the generous portions of nature's bounty which you served-up on the side. I can relate to this poem, as I've pulled over the Jeep to witness Great Blue herons and Pileated woodpeckers going about their business.
    I saw two bluebirds on my fence last spring, but I think the six stray cats I feed caused them to move-on right away.
    I love your poem.
    Please read my new one- -'Reflection.'
    Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (12/7/2015 12:18:00 PM)

    A sweet poem about the nature of tiny blue bird. enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (12/6/2015 12:42:00 AM)

    Beautifully narrated this poem is. Going for a quiet drive and having thrill giving knowledge about nature make mind so fresh. Amazing and interesting poem shared.10 (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (12/3/2015 5:32:00 PM)

    Having come from the far north of Canada, we are not likely to have ever seen a bluebird. We being my daughter and I.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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