Monday, July 4, 2011

blue jay way

blue jay comes to remind me

that we all have a place in this world,

a unique part that is ours alone to play.

a bold, bright bird with a fondness for acorns,

she carries and buries far more of them

for her winter cache than she will ever

be able to recall...and yet she persists.

now perched on the rim of the old birdbath,

with a knowing gleam in her coal-black eye,

she cocks her crested head at me, as if to say:

how many oaks have you planted today?

-stacy wills (7/4/2011)


Doe Grozs Art said...

I'm always amazed at how we are on the same page!! Remember the last time with the woodpecker? I sold it!
I just received what I asked for:-) and that message, we all have a place in this world.. thank you!

Stacy Wills said...

it's uncanny! i hope you got a picture before you sold it - i'd love to see it!

Karin Bartimole said...

love it - i didn't know the blue jay was a burier of acorns! this is a most beautiful bluejay mandala ♥

Stacy Wills said...

karin - thank you! the source image came from a photograph of a blue jay feather that i found earlier this year. seems like i've been picking them up all my life! i didn't know that either until i started doing a little "digging" myself into blue jay lore.

You Are The Child said...

Very beautiful! Just like you!

Stacy Wills said...

awww...thank you my love!

Kel said...

i can see a circle of blue jays with their beaks open

baby blue jays maybe

nice colour combo

Stacy Wills said...

thanks, kel! it took me awhile, but i think i see them now. we had a blue jay fledgling down on the ground in our yard last month. he would open his beak wide anytime we got near. thankfully, momma and papa were nearby to help.