Francis Duggan

Goldfinches Are Singing In Illowa Today - Poem by Francis Duggan

Just hearing them singing in the backyard today
Their twittering songs take me to a place far away
In groves of Duhallow in Summer's prime
Their kin birds i heard singing many a time
Of red around faces, fawn unders and backs and wing tips of gold
Small twittering songbirds quite beautiful to behold
Quite unmistakeable in their appearance and song
Once seen and once heard you never again get them wrong
In Illowa in March in the Autumn sunshine
Goldfinches are singing favourite birds of mine
Their ancestors introduced from Europe to this land of the south
That they are quite beneficial as the eaters of seeds of noxious weeds there can be little doubt
The sun shining brightin a sky blue and gray
And the goldfinches are singing in Illowa today.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

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