Of Love on a Summer’s Night with Birds

Faraway he calls. Calling again and yet again, ever nearing. We are frozen; beyond the pond behind us, over the bullfrogs’ bellows, we hThis image is in public domain. Plate 52 of Birds of America by John James Audubon depicting Chuck-will's Widow.ear her faint answer.

Swoop. Click. Booming now! He’s mere inches from us, on the rail where my feet rest. Calling frantically.

We still our breaths and she is here, alighting beside him. Cooing now, clicking.

And they are off in a hushed flutter of wings.

FAcopyright Fishburne Arts 2015


This image is in public domain. Plate 52 of Birds of America by John James Audubon depicting Chuck-will’s Widow.

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