Bird’s Nest

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Winter winds have come and gone,
Empty nest awaiting the return.
Under heat of the northern feathers;
New birds settle at break of dawn.

The innocent cries of Β the newly born;
Seeking sweet crumbs filled with love,
Having not learned actions nor words.
Fly at once without fear of thorn.

The flaws you make have fear arise.
The wings trembling cold and small.
Preparing for the first of flights;
Soar throughout the cloudless skies.

The nest alone expecting to be filled;
Raw emptiness of the wintry season.
For when the sun is glistening bright;
The flight of birds shall be fulfilled.


Photo Credits:Β

Form: Prose

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads


  1. blogoratti says:

    Wonderful poem, and the picture is pretty apt!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Blogoratti,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it! πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated! πŸ˜€

  2. The big nest is the art that appealed to me, too. I enjoyed this poem very much, especially “new birds settle at break of dawn.”

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed the poem as it was a tough prompt.
      Highly appreciated πŸ™‚

  3. L. Moon says:

    there is a lesson to be learned from birds as your poem infers.
    That nest is incredible. Last year I saw my first eagle’s nest and thought “a family could camp inside of that.”

    It is a fine poem Miss sunshine

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚ So glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ™‚

  4. gillena says:

    Luv the fulfillment of sunshine, enjoyed the meter in which it’s written

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated! Much Love to you too.

  5. I really love the philosophical tone of this, it really stands out among your poems. I love the metaphors. Mosk

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Moskowitz,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Appreciate the huge compliment πŸ™‚

  6. lolamouse says:

    I love the rhyme scheme in your poem and how it expresses the cycle of nature so well. Thank you for participating in this prompt!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Lolamouse,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      It was my pleasure. Have a fabulous week!

  7. Kenn says:

    I really like the conceptual image and how you’ve transformed this poem into one that captures the essence of growing up to take on the world. Spring is after all the season in which there are new beginnings. I also like the form in which you’ve written this because it creates a easy flow while reading it.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Kenn,

      Thanks for the huge compliment πŸ˜€ Glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week dude πŸ™‚

  8. Such a beautiful interpretation of the art…It speaks to me that we are all fledgling birds at some point in our lives..often more than once.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it dear πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated!

  9. Promise of the flight…I like the hopeful note on closing !

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it dear πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated!

  10. Bjorn says:

    The promise of a spring to come, love the thought of a nest that awaits its guests…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated πŸ˜€ Have a great week!

  11. humbird says:

    Lovely observation, nice thought about coming back to the nest after long flight..when birds come back to previous ‘home’ – it feels like life goes on…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciate your kind words!

  12. Ah, that sweet yearn to return home… even when staying away for a while, might keep us warm and safe.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it dear πŸ™‚
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  13. I feel your tenderness towards the birds.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. […] guest post from Poet Sanaa Rizvi aka Sunny. Β She’s the writer of the uplifting blog A Dash of Sunny. Β I’m sure that you will be running to meet her over there after hearing what she has to say […]

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Thank you Sreejit πŸ˜€
      Its a huge honor!

  15. Karuna Poole says:

    I love both your poem and the picture. May I reprint them in our next Pacific Northwest GreenFriends newsletter? Here is a link to the last one so you can see what it is like.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Karuna,

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!
      Ofcourse πŸ˜€ It would be an honor!

  16. hedgewitch says:

    Lovely. I’d like to be a bird in that nest!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hedgewitch,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated!

  17. grapeling says:

    I especially like the final line ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Grapeling,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated!

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