Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For every bird a nest

It would have taken a very large bird to make this nest! I created it from pulled Virginia Creeper vines (creeping over from my neighbor's yards), the end result being roughly 2 feet in diameter, and placed 4" round stones in it. Then I tucked the nest away in a corner of my pergola under the wisteria vines, where it looks welcoming and mysterious.

For Every Bird a Nest

For every Bird a Nest—
Wherefore in timid quest
Some little Wren goes seeking round—

Wherefore when boughs are free—
Households in every tree—
Pilgrim be found?

Perhaps a home too high—
Ah Aristocracy!
The little Wren desires—

Perhaps of twig so fine—
Of twine e'en superfine,
Her pride aspires—

The Lark is not ashamed
To build upon the ground
Her modest house—

Yet who of all the throng
Dancing around the sun
Does so rejoice? 

—Emily Dickinson

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