Small Demon
Oct 272008
 

I put the bird feeders up this weekend and dumped the dirt out of the big ceramic pots I grow herbs & peppers in during the summer. Took the screes down and put them in the shed & stacked the wooden deck chairs under a tarp. I’ve still got a few more things to button down in the yard, but the fall chores are nearly done. The first day there were no takers (that I saw) on the feeders, but yesterday as I was out working I saw a pair of nuthatches making regular trips between the feeder & the pine. Elegant little birds. Then, later, a hairy woodpecker put in an appearance. I feel very satisfied in the fall most years & this year especially so. My life is easy now, though it wasn’t always so. The thing about an easy life is that it requires responsibility. No one deserves an easy life — or everyone does — but if you’re luck you should do something with your luck. I mean me, of course. What is it Camus says in The Rebel? That what you wish for yourself you must wish for everyone.

  One Response to “Nuthatches & Hairy Woodpecker”

  1. FALLOSOPHICAL VALENTINE

    Itís an old experiment
    about what a thing

    you must be to deserve
    the name youíre given

    is dawn a cabochon
    or an imagination

    or on what it can/cannot
    include and stay itself

    what caterpillar believes in
    monarchy until his kingís

    wings are raven riven
    caw-caw in the paw-paw

    pollination annihilation and
    then you get to sing again.

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