Blackbird, his morning song …

Blackbird atop Telegraph Pole


The blackbird is my favourite.  He’s bright and breezy, he fixes you with his beady, orange-rimmed eyes and he announces the morning like no other.  I have a friendly regular blackbird visitor who makes my day.  If I don’t see him soon after breakfast then I worry what’s become of him.  So far, he’s been there without fail.  There to do his job, to follow his instincts, but also to make my day.  Here is my homage to ‘my’ personal blackbird!



From vantage point, his morning song

out on the wire, loud and long,

shouting his joy of a brand new day,

claiming his territory, determined to stay.


I talk to him ‘most every day;

exchanging notes of news in turn.

He tilts his head, bright-eyed, to say,

‘Does she want to talk and learn?’


I know which branch he prefers the most,

I know where he stands to raise a toast

to all he loves, notes of joy in the sun, 

his heart is full ’til day is run.


His family hatched and shouting for food,

though just able to search if they try.

So loyal and proud, he shows his new brood

choicest tit-bits, if they dare to fly.


Eventide comes, he takes to the wire

once more to lay claim to his home.

His song reaches far, his heart is on fire,

as his zest for life strengthens my own.


AFC 6/2022


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I love writing; short stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction. My time in teaching dyslexics, primary, secondary and adults, life with grandchildren and a multitude of experiences, all have taught me to value family, nature and life in general. I'm a member of HubPages ( which has helped me hone my writing skills. I have published an anthology of stories and poems on the subject of 'words', entitled 'Take a Word!', designed to encourage writers to stretch their boundaries when choosing words. It's exciting to be a part of a community which has the same passion for writing.

8 thoughts on “Blackbird

  • June 7, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    I love this poem, Ann. Bird songs in the morning always cheers me up and makes me realize we, too, should greet each day with a song of joy. Well done.

  • June 8, 2022 at 1:03 AM

    Thank you Phyllis. I love watching the birds and we have plenty in the trees and shrubbery here. It’s such a joy to hear them but blackbird is my favourite.
    I once heard a song thrush and that was truly magical.
    I hope you’re keeping well and enjoying the beginning of summer.

  • June 8, 2022 at 1:42 PM

    Wow Ann I really enjoyed this poem. It shows the songbird in a new light. It shows that providing, nurturing side. Something as a parent I can really appreciate. Excellent work

  • June 8, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Thank you, Paul. Glad you enjoyed this. They work so hard, all the birds, it’s no wonder their lives are so short.
    I appreciate your visit.

  • June 13, 2022 at 6:54 AM

    Beautiful poem Ann. There are some birds that I consider my favorites on my walks. They seem to be around often. I wonder if they are fond of us also? Jamie

  • June 13, 2022 at 9:39 AM

    Thanks, Jamie. Yes, I wonder! I think they appreciate us when they get used to us and seem to develop trust, so maybe they tolerate us at least…!
    Good to see you.

  • June 15, 2022 at 1:52 AM

    A lovely poetic tribute to your favourite blackbird, Ann. When I lived on my 40 acre property I had regular birds who would visit each day..magpies and butcher birds mainly, but here in town they aren’t so regular other than a peewee and willy wagtail when I mow the yard..looking for bugs disturbed as I pass. Nice work.

  • June 15, 2022 at 5:16 AM

    Thanks John. Good to see you. Our blackbirds rummage through leaves, seeming to chuck them away over their shoulders as they search for grubs – it always brings a smile when0l they’re doing their bit of gardening!


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