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Still, still, still I sit,

Feathers fluffed and light,

Chill, chill, chill is it,

Going to freeze tonight.


Save, save, save my strength,

Lest my legs do fold,

Brave, brave, brave at length,

Need to be so bold.


Eat, eat, eat the seeds,

For the night is long,

Meet, meet, meet my needs,

Hope I can be strong.


Spring, spring, spring will come,

Bringing sun and life,

Sing, sing, sing and hum,

Ending winter’s strife.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

47 thoughts on “Rufus

  1. Beautiful poem and photo! I hope the little Rufus makes out all right.

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  2. Rufus is just a very cute bird and he looks healthy and happy. They all will make it over this winter again since they are well fed. The poem and the photo are so pretty.

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  3. Beautiful photograph, as usual, Anneli. What a wonderful little chap!

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  4. “Sing sing sing and hum”–that’s precious. The entire poem is.

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  5. Lovely photo and poem, Anneli! The bird is sooo cute! โค๏ธ

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  6. This is a delightful poem, Anneli and I hope little Rufus finds warmth this winter.

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  7. Lovely little birdy, your poem turned into a song in my head, pretty and witty ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. I love this one, Anneli. What a nice rhythm with the repeats… like bird song. The days are getting longer… just a couple more months…

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  9. So fluffed up! Probably envying the bears, asleep in their snug dens.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this and beautiful images.

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  11. I love the repetition in Rufus’ poem! Great photo, too!

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  12. Do you have the store “Wildbirds Unlimited” near you? Another place to sell your magnificent book of bird poetry and photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Anneli, thanks for sharing this hope-filled poem. When we witness nature’s grit, it fills our hearts with much needed perseverance.

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