Poetry took a back seat this busy summer of being a mom and grandma first, writer second. But I did take lots of photos and tried to write a little something every day inspired by a photo.
Northeast B.C., where we spent the last three weeks with family, has many magpies. One morning one of them was flitting about in a yard we passed on our walk. It is the subject of my poem for August 10th.
Did you know…
– Australian magpies swoop and buzz walkers, joggers and cyclists during nesting season.
– Magpies are known (along with other corvids) for their intelligence. The Eurasian magpie even recognizes itself in a mirror.
– In some countries (like China) people believe magpies (Pica pica) bring good luck. They also appear as characters in folklore, stories, and rhymes from around the world
– Some people love magpies but others don’t!
This poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Dori Reads.