Paul has asked us to set aside somber issues and
consider magic for Poetics Tuesday. I am "blissed"
with nature's magic daily by visiting hummingbirds.
Submitted to dVerse Poetics Tuesday.
September 4, 2017
have come to call. These magical little creatures, with emerald
green backs and ruby red throats are no bigger than the pad
of my thumb. They dart through the air with what seems the
speed of light, suspend for a moment over the feeder, then settle
and drink deep of the nectar. Their eggs are smaller than jelly beans.
It’s said their average heart rate is 1200 beats a minute, and
during migration, they fly 500 miles nonstop across the Gulf
of Mexico. Now THAT’S magic!