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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

the gift of the hummingbird

May 26 - 30 Week 8/72

as the sun slips up into the sky

night shadows are chased down the hill

a muskrat glides into view in the early dawn

then disappears between grey-tinged

hummocks of grass sprinkled around

the irregular shore of the lake

the morning finds me wrapped in a fog

formed by warm, moist air flowing

over the still chilled waters

condensing and enveloping all

in thin veiled sheets of gray

forms dissolve and reemerge

with a shifting breeze and sounds

reverberate as if in a deep chamber

the low hum of hummingbird wings

amplified revealing a female carrying

a tidbit of lichen to garnish her nest

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