Adeline Foster

Gold Star - 9,222 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Bluebird - Poem by Adeline Foster


While going for a quiet drive
Along a country road,
We saw a bluebird circling,
Then perch upon a post.
Silently we stopped nearby,
And silently we watched;
As he flew from perch to perch,
His patience, too, we matched.
We only dared to shift our eyes-
We dared not move or talk
Until he was convinced that we
Were nothing but a rock.
Our patience was rewarded
As his patience now gave out.
We knew his nest was nearby
By the tid-bit in his mouth.
Down to the post he dropped
And seemed to disappear.
The knowledge was so thrilling
It lived with us all year.
We know where morel mushrooms
Pop up in the spring.
We know where tadpoles gather
In the gently bubbling stream.
We've fond the scarlet berries
Of the minty wintergreen,
And the fruiting jack-o'lantern
Has shown us its silent gleam.
Of all the things that we have known,
More thrilling than the rest
Is the knowledge that we now know where
There is a bluebird's nest.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about Bluebird by Adeline Foster

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/16/2016 11:34:00 PM)

    The knowledge was so thrilling! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (8/16/2016 8:08:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. Isn't it amazing how the beauty of nature make us take notice! Excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2016 1:45:00 PM)

    What delightful upbeat.. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (8/16/2016 10:07:00 AM)

    a beautiful bird-watching experience is captured artfuly here congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (8/16/2016 7:55:00 AM)

    Birds, they are some God's most beautiful creatures, great to watch indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (8/16/2016 6:38:00 AM)

    Delightful. poem. Flawless. Deserving of poem of the day. A perfect 10. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/16/2016 5:55:00 AM)

    I value the poem extremely high in terms of it's subject theme, rhythmic style of writing, it' s flow, aptly used words and phrases and so forth. However, on top of all that I would place the way it teach readers how to watch a bird. You more than deserve the placement today. Thanks for teaching us something valuable. x (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2016 2:59:00 AM)

    Fabulous poem, Adeline. I love nature, and especially birds. I have bird feeders hanging from my apricot tree in my back yard that I can watch from my kitchen window. The other day I counted thirty-two goldfinch at one time on the four feeders, with more birds in the tree waiting their turn!
    This poem had great rhythm and rhyme, and I loved the way you ended it.
    Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day!
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  • (8/16/2016 2:57:00 AM)

    Knew I'd read this before. Unforgettable. Just to add my congratulations on your Poem of the day.
    Really well deserved, Adeline. Must look at your poems this week.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/16/2016 2:52:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on nature. Liked it so much. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/16/2016 1:51:00 AM)

    A lovely nature rendition in poetry. Thank you Adeline.

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  • Liza Sudina (8/16/2016 1:49:00 AM)

    Expressive love to nature, so much tenderness and attention! Thank you!
    Congrats with POEM of the day!
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  • Kelly Kurt (8/16/2016 12:58:00 AM)

    I love moments like that, Adeline. I wish I could have been there.
    Congrats on poem of the day
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  • Elisabeth Wingle (8/1/2016 10:04:00 AM)

    Well. This is only the second poem of yours, that I've read and you knocked it out of the park.First of all I loved the use of the word 'tid-bit, it made me smile. You don't hear that used very often., made me think of my Dad, he used to cal me
    Lil-Bit (a short form of Elisabeth) your poem would make a wonderful children's book. I'm going back to your poem lists, I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again.
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  • (7/15/2016 11:57:00 AM)

    Our thrill is in the acute observation rendered so beautifully in excellent verse.
    First rate poem. A 10

    Tom Billsborough
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  • Sarah Persson (6/25/2016 4:20:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Such a simple story but told so well. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/22/2016 11:08:00 AM)

    Simple and beautiful. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (2/7/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    This is a lovely poem capturing such a special shared moment/memory. It's written in a flowing script helped along with rhyme, but the visual/figurative detail really places the reader into the sighting with you and your daughter. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2016 9:13:00 AM)

    A nature poem that has a sweet, gentle and simplistic beauty.I love your way with words, they are moving and
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  • Akhtar Jawad (12/26/2015 9:37:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem describing the beauty of a blue bird................................. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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