Monday, February 10, 2014

Robin Redbreast

The Robins have returned.
Surely a sign of spring.
The fireside for the cricket,
The wheat-stack for the mouse,
When trembling night-winds whistle
And moan all round the house.
The frosty ways like iron,
The branches plumed with snow,-
Alas! in winter dead and dark,
Where can poor Robin go?
Robin, Robin Redbreast,
O Robin dear!
And a crumb of bread for Robin,
His little heart to cheer.

~William Allingham.


Patsy said...

We have been looking for the Robins to come back. Not any yet here in the yard. The new neighbor cut the big tree limb that for the last 5 years they have had a nest.

Deb said...

What a sweet photo. It will be awhile here before we see one. Deb

Susie said...

We saw two robins today...can Spring be far? I love all beautiful birds...but I find the robin a special bird. Blessings sweet Jo, won't be long till we can enjoy their song. xoxo,Susie

Country Gal said...

Oh how wonderful . Ours had returned last week but with all the cold and snow we have had I am sure they left again lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Bernideen said...

WE have none yet and if they are smart they won't come yet!!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

I guess I didn't realize they left. In fact about 2 weeks ago I was driving into our neighborhood and on the greenbelt part I saw probably 30-40 robins on the ground and found it very odd. I have never seen so many at once. Too bad it's STILL SNOWING!

DJan said...

Oh, YAY! It does mean spring is right around the corner, doesn't it? Thanks for the uplifting poem. :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Love the prose....doesn't that mean poetry? Winter is cruel with coldness but has its own beauty! He doeth all things well.

Nancy Hamilton Sturm said...

It's so lovely to view your beautiful photos and read the poetry you share, especially during such a long, cold winter! Thank you!

L. D. said...

A neighboring town has robins but I have not seen them. They eat fruit from trees as we have no insect alive at the temperature of -14 degrees F. I like the window shot with the robin in the broken window.

Henny Penny said...

The Robins have returned many I could not count them in a nearby yard. Your blog is just beautiful...I could spend the day here!

Tiffany said...

I haven't seen Robins but I've seen a lot of red cardinals where I live.