Watching the world from my window

I watch the world from my window and despite
All the news today ~ more people dying
The whole world crying
Signs of spring are everywhere

Every morning the thrashers come pecking
At the block of peanut suet to feed
Their fledglings in tow
With tiny gaping mouths they wait
In earnest for their treat
Ruffling their feathers as they eat

The radish seeds are coming up
It’s only been a short week
The rains have been a blessing
For everything in the garden
Is blossoming and brilliant green

In early dawn hours, a dove crashed into the window
Trying to escape the talons of a Cooper’s hawk
Leaving wispy feathers stuck on paned glass
But there was no escape, no where to go

I understand the bird’s plight

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

26 Comments on “Watching the world from my window

  1. “Signs of spring everywhere….” it clashes with the dark notes in such magnificent symphony … I’m thinking this whole thing is like a song… prelude to crescendo…
    Yes we are prey,
    and we pray for release..

    I so get this one, and in a weird way, it feels good that strangers across this hurting earth can get comfort from each other.
    Stay well and safe my dear friend, we are not alone🌻

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  2. kaykuala

    But there was no escape, no where to go
    I understand the bird’s plight

    A fitting close to what the citizens of the world feel, Linda – there’s nowhere to go!


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  3. What’s the line from the I Ching? “To and fro goes the Way” — the encirclement is complete here and show that beauty and grief are rapt in the same moments. It’s why silver linings can never be gold ones. Well done & thanks for sharing at earthweal – Brendan

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  4. This is so hard-hitting and evocative, Linda!💝 I love the juxtaposition of images here especially the closing statement .. which speaks of a tragic reality.

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  5. Jinx! I also wrote about watching the world from a window, Linda, but for another prompt. It seems that’s all we can do at the moment. We are fortunate to have so much to see. I enjoyed your description of the birds pecking at the peanut suet. We have similar things in our garden. I’m hoping to plant some salad and veg seeds soon, can can’t wait for some homegrown radishes. Great final line!

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