Birds

My daughter Makani asked me to share this with you.


Birds

by Makani D. Webb
(age 8)


I have a black-capped chickadee
in my own backyard
It goes chick-a-dee-dee-dee



There’s also a winter wren
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee



Or was it a northern mockingbird
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee



And a House sparrow too
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee



Don’t you like the brown kiwi bird?
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee



And also the bald eagle
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee



Don’t you just love birds, Chick-a-dee-dee-dee?
Hey, Sweetie
Witchity, witchity
Tea-kettle, Tea-kettle, tea-kettle

Hey, Sweetie
Witchity
Tea-kettle

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee

4 comments:

  1. I thought it was sweet too. She's a nature lover, and she's been learning about birds and their calls.

    She asked me, "Is the poem perfect?"

    "It's better than perfect. It has personality." I just don't like the idea of my kids thinking that perfection is the ultimate aim.

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  2. Amen to that, Rita. Perfection is boring. It's flaws that make life exciting.

    I loved the poem!

    ~Timm

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  3. What a lovely poem, Rita. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy the stories you tell about your daughters.

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I left a response to your commment at
    http://enjoyingthewaves.blogspot.com/2011/07/wine-and-sign.html
    Susan

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