Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Come IN

Over the past few days I've seen a few Varied Thrushes gliding through the fir canopy, where they feed. They have a gentle, quiet song that hints of Spring, and a shy manner--you have to be paying attention to see them, to know they may be there. Sometimes they'll look for worms in the grass, just like their cousin the robin. Varied Thrushes are a vertical migrator, they come down from the higher mountains to the valleys to pass the winter. Their orange breasts are the color of punky fir wood.

And by chance I came across this poem by Robert Frost...
As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music--Hark!
Now if it was dark outside,
Inside it was dark.
Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.
The last of the light of the sun
That had died in the west
Still lived for one song more
In a thrush's breast.
Far in the pillared dark
Thrush music went--
Almost like a call to come in
To the dark and lament.
But no, I was out for stars:
I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked,
And I hadn't been.
Robert Frost

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