Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 : “Birds in a Winter Tree”

22 Jan
Birds in Winter Tree Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Birds in Winter Tree
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Austin Texas PhotoPoems Series, #2 :

“Birds in a Winter Tree”

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Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 :

“Birds in a Winter Tree”


Birds in Winter Tree Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Birds in Winter Tree
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma


“A New Winter in an Old Winter Haunt”

the black raven-winged bird, still plump

from the past seasons’ fullness

nipped at the winter twigs


knobs and nubs and where

a favored berry

once grew


the other birds nearby, not nearly

as plump, not nearly as


of where treasures of thrown trash –

barely eaten burgers, a few


were hidden, but easily found

nipped at every change of light on each branch


the old bird chuckled and cawed quietly

if they ask, he thought, i’ll tell them

if not, they’ll find their own

that’s what he did

though he

nearly starved that one winter

until the walking creatures opened a new

taco stand nearby –

yes, he thought, nature provides….

© 2013 felipe adan lerma


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going from teaching 2 to 5 fitness classes per week, through to the end of oct last year, then traveling to stowe, paris, houston, and back here in austin, even with doing daily walks, and intermittent chair based exercise sets, plus getting sick! has left sheila and myself at a point where, resuming a more daily chair based routine, and including weights, elastic bands, etc, has been a reminder how much the body needs to be worked to stay in fluid enjoyable order ;-)

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12 Responses to “Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 : “Birds in a Winter Tree””

  1. Yousei Hime January 24, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    If only the younger could learn from the older, wiser survivors. I enjoyed the characterization of the birds. Doesn’t feel much like winter here in south Texas though. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      you bet, always interesting stuff when i visit your site ;-)

      speaking of non-winter, we went from temps below normal since mid-sept, to, since we moved back to texas, maybe record heat of over 80 today (here in austin) whew!

      take care, stay well ;-)

  2. lucychili January 23, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    the character of the bird fits well.
    good luck with the healthiness

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 23, 2013 at 7:52 am #

      thanks, yes, will take all the luck we can with the health bit, plus what we can chip in ;-) glad you liked the way the bird fit, took me awhile to get what felt right from it, thanks ;-)

  3. Tony January 23, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    That wise old bird waiting to be asked :-) Nature provides – in the form of the food that we waste.

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 23, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      always am amazed how nature makes riches of the so-called waste, tiny plants in old lava flows etc; just tickled me how the birds and other critters use anything we chunk out; thanks so much ;-)

  4. ManicDdaily January 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Very charming poem, Adan. Note that your link didn’t seem to work quite right on dVerse. You may want to check and link again. (I got here, but not initial click.)

    Hope you are feeling better soon. k.

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

      thanks so much k., went back and reposted the link; glad you were able to find it, and also let me know, so double thanks indeed ;-)

  5. brian miller January 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    smiles…nature does provide…and it is interesting the perspectives….we oft have to find our way…and those willing go on…and those that dont well nature takes her course there as well….smiles…

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      so true, much can be provided and encouraged, but it takes a two-way effort to finally get it to happen; life is so much about that interplay i think; thanks brian ;-)

  6. claudia January 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    haha…nature provides with tacos…i like… we don’t have that much mexican food over here but fell in love with burritos when i was in california…smiles

    • Felipe Adan Lerma January 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      we had some really good mexican food both in vermont and paris, but ahh, nothing quite like the stuff we had at curras on east oltorf today ;-) even if it’s only because it’s what we’re used to ;-) glad you found some great burritos in calif too ;-)

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