Pigeons on their perch #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday, all! Kathryn Apel is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday roundup on her blog, Kat’s Whiskers. Kat has embarked on a poem-a-day challenge (WOW!) and you can catch her first week of installments on her blog. They are stunning Instagram posts. 

This week I am attending a week-long institute with several district colleagues at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Each morning I arrive early to get in a bit of writing and thinking time. I like to ease into my day whenever possible. 

rufvzbzgqkkcbeeunhpuawMy favorite perch has become a window seat on the 2nd floor of Starbucks with an almost bird’s eye view of busting Harvard Square. I’ve noticed, as sky becomes illuminated, the pigeons gather on a ledge above the entrance to the Harvard Coop, Harvard’s fabulous bookstore-and-so-much-more. Each day as I observed them and the world coming to life down below, I found myself wondering what they notice about our human world. After recording similar observations in my notebook daily, the following bubbled up to the surface. 



Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. I hope you’ll join us on this Poetry Friday by posting a bit of poetry — your’s or someone else’s — and leaving a comment here or there. Cheers!


8 thoughts on “Pigeons on their perch #PoetryFriday

  1. It is wonderful to have a ‘look’ before your own busy day, wondering and looking, enjoying the pigeon’s view, right? You almost have a reverso, Christie. For a bit, I thought it was one. I have some nice memories of that street and students with me. Hope it’s been a great week!


  2. Glad you could post even while you are away, Christie! I like how many groups of people you cover in your description of the morning movement. It would be cool to have a follow-up poem from the pigeon’s point-of-view!


  3. Another vote for easing into the day whenever possible! It’s fun to imagine you perched and observant above all the hubbub below–rather like the pigeons! Isn’t it wonderful what can happen when you have time to linger and observe?


  4. It’s refreshing to start the day with a poem, I like trying to fit one in… I’d like to think those pigeons may be pondering on a bit in your poem–thanks for the lovely flight through your words and images Christie! Hope you enjoyed the conference too.


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