Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Poetry Thursday - "To Capture a Hummingbird"








To Capture a Hummingbird

He steps gently into morning light
stealthy footsteps, camera in hand
standing like a garden gnome
waiting for that elusive shot.

The cat takes her repose in the shade
tail slowly sweeping the patio
watching him as she spy's his prey
knowing of his frustration.

She knows all eyes are on her dance
as morning light creates a glow.
With fairy wings she zips in flight
draining flowers through her wand.

The man darts quietly in his chase
as she delights in his pursuit.
He waits patiently for his shot
as the heat begins to take its toll.

He leaves her to her dance undefeated
because tomorrow is another day.
Happiest in his garden, labored in love
her attraction fills him with joy.

For Dave
By Tammy
Shots by Dave

25 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I moved along with the words. As always your poetry is delightful.

Great photo too.

Regina Clare Jane said...

It's a lovely poem for your dear hubby, Tammy- I can see him there, trying to capture that elusive hummingbird!
I always think that hummingbirds are little visits from angels... whenever I see one, I thank God...
xoxo

Kelly said...

His shots are perfect! And I am again awed by your talent with words. How wonderful!

paisley said...

in reality,, i have two feeders just outside of my window here,, and i am blessed with their presence all year long....

Brian said...

Loved the dance of man and bird. Thanks Dave for having the patience to capture such beauty...the hummingbird is nice too. ;)

turquoise cro said...

Phew!!! That Dave gave me a chuckle as I imagined YOU two lovebirds, Dave trying to get the shot and YOU watching all the wonderful action!!! Tweet Tweet! Tonight's the night Tammy! Who will win??!!!(I'm one of those who loved the lil' fox dance! hehe)

Anonymous said...

Great poem babe, you took be right back to the day I took the pictures but your poem made it sound much more exciting then it was, but now I can look at like your poem.I really liked your last paragraph and do delight in having them come to my garden to dart and play all day.Love Dave

tinker said...

Oh, beautiful, Tammy - the photos and the poem! I bet Dave is just thrilled with this post. Hope he had a happy birthday. XOXO

tinker said...

Oh I just saw that was his comment above - see, I knew he'd be thrilled! lol
xo

Star said...

Yay for both of you. The photos are wonderful; I especially like the first with the hummingbird sipping from the day lily. A very poetic description of the dance between nature and beloved.

This Girl Remembers said...

Oh, lovely! The photos and the poem. :) I had a close encounter with a hummingbird about a year ago and managed to take some photos, myself. It was magical - a wild hummingbird actually rested in my hands for almost ten minutes before flying away into the night!

tumblewords said...

Lovely dance. Beautiful photos. I'm glad I saw your post today!

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Great "dance" and photos. He must be quite the garden gnome to pull these off, or a great dancer one. You captured it quite well.

sage said...

wonderful words and great photos

emmapeelDallas said...

Those are some great shots, and I love the poem too!

Judi

Lucy said...

Dave is a rare gem! So is your poetry and his beautiful photos. thanks for sharing. xo
( hope you're feeling no more anger today) xo

pepektheassassin said...

How hard it is to catch something that moves so fast -- in words and in photographs. You two have done it!

liz said...

You have an eye for beauty and an ear for rhythm. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh humming birds are so wonderful! Lovely post.

Gill said...

A beautiful poem and gorgeous photos! Inspirational.

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful, photos and the poem are just wonderful,xxx

Fledgling Poet said...

I just loved this...I felt like I was right there! And the photos are stunning -- thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Just saw this!

Don't know who's luckier...you or Dave. Lol.
I guess it's a tie?

Beautiful poem, Tammela.

Love,
Nance

Clare said...

Incredible photos!! Dave did a great job. And Tammy, your poem so beautifully captures the scene! I can totally envision the cat's tail "sweeping the patio" and Dave quietly chasing the hummingbird around the garden.
:)

daisies said...

how incredibly beautiful ... i have tears ... xox