bird know

duck in snow


qua-qua man call

duck word loud over pond

and throw black seeds

shiny on snow


chickadee in snow

she know

suet man cram

slab in cage

chat-watch make sure

he do it right

heckle-chat instructives

he ck-ck-ck back

he do know her

she know


cardinal, bluejay, finch in snow


clutch on feeder perch

sure for seed

plumage flash seen from window

ensure seed to come


crow in snow

he know

take feeder on a spin

ride it, swing and shake to make

black oil seed




to crow below

on snow


— Frances Huggard Migliaccio


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