Jackdaw

Jackdaw

What is relentless
           is the pushing forward of time
See how the colours of summer
           have faded and how already
there are anticipations
           of autumn as the days draw in

the jackdaw at my window
           has laid its eggs
its nestlings have fledged
           six hungry mouths to be fed
so that they are big and strong
           before winter sets in

John Lyons

Jackdaw

Jackdaw

Jackdaw

Voluble
voice of
the jackdaw
as it feeds
as it begs
as it calls
for contact :
and the night
chatter of the
roosting flock

Part of the
crow family
with it black
plumage
and grey eyes
the jackdaw
can imitate
the human voice

Though it
will never run
for elected office
its first words
are cheep cheep
cheep cheep
cheep cheep

John Lyons