Resident Cardinal on #PoetryFriday

My Kindergarten ornithologists are obsessed with our resident male cardinal, as am I. He really is gorgeous and we miss hearing his song through our now closed classroom windows. With the recent arrival of snow, his stunning red self catches our attention throughout the day whether he’s resting on one of the bird feeder perches or in the nearby thicket, planning his next safe foray to the feeder.

As I head off to 10 days of resting, reading, (w)riting, and rejoicing, I share this small gift with the Poetry Friday family — a snap of our feathered friend on a recent visit and a quick descriptive haiku. Season’s Greetings to all!

final cardinal haiku


Buffy at Buffy’s Blog is our host today for Poetry Friday. Won’t you join us there?

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12 thoughts on “Resident Cardinal on #PoetryFriday

    1. Cardinals are brilliantly colored and my favorite bird at the feeder. I am puzzled this year when we sometimes see four or five males at the same time! I thought they were quite terratorial. Your kindergartners are lucky indeed to have a teacher who gets them excited about birds!

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  1. Have you read Matt Tavares’ new picture book Red and Lulu? I think it will have a place in our Winter classrooms forever in the same way that Balloons Over Broadway is our new Thanksgiving classic. The back story for Red and Lulu is the history of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, but it is also a story of two cardinals, forced immigration, love and loss, and joyful reunions.

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