The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird




Garden Poem of the Day

The Hummingbird
By Hermann Hagedorn

Through tree-top and clover a- whirr and awayl 
Hi! little rover, stop and stay.

Merry, absurd, excited wag — 
Lilliput-bird in Brobdingnag!

Wild and free as the wild thrush, and warier — 
Was ever a bee merrier, airier?

Wings folded so, a second or two — 
Was ever a crow more solemn than you?

A-whirr again over the garden, away! 
Who calls, little rover, Bird or fay?

Agleam and aglow, incarnate bliss! 
What do you know that we humans miss?

In the lily's chalice, what rune, what spell, 
In the rose's palace, what do they tell (When the door you bob in, airily) 
That they hush from the robin, hide from the bee?

Fearing the crew of chatter and song, 
And tell to you of the chantlcss tongue?

Chantless! Ah, yes. Is that the sting 
Masked in gay dress and whirring wing?

Faith! But a wing of such airy stuff! 
What need to sing? Here's music enough.

A-whirr, and over tree-top, and through! 
Hi! little rover, fair travel to you.

Sweet, absurd, excited wag — 
Lilliput-bird in Brobdingnag!

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What is your favorite kind of hummingbird and why? Leave a comment below 🐦💕 . Video credit: @sojourners_garden ❤😊 . . . 🔸️Garden Poem of the Day🔸️ . "The Hummingbird" By Hermann Hagedorn Through tree-top and clover a- whirr and awayl Hi! little rover, stop and stay. Merry, absurd, excited wag — Lilliput-bird in Brobdingnag! Wild and free as the wild thrush, and warier — Was ever a bee merrier, airier? Wings folded so, a second or two — Was ever a crow more solemn than you? A-whirr again over the garden, away! Who calls, little rover, Bird or fay? Agleam and aglow, incarnate bliss! What do you know that we humans miss? In the lily's chalice, what rune, what spell, In the rose's palace, what do they tell (When the door you bob in, airily) That they hush from the robin, hide from the bee? Fearing the crew of chatter and song, And tell to you of the chantlcss tongue? Chantless! Ah, yes. Is that the sting Masked in gay dress and whirring wing? Faith! But a wing of such airy stuff! What need to sing? Here's music enough. A-whirr, and over tree-top, and through! Hi! little rover, fair travel to you. Sweet, absurd, excited wag — Lilliput-bird in Brobdingnag! . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #healthy #organic #hummingbirds #birds #birdgarden #favoritebird #poems #gardenpoems #poemoftheday

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Gardener's Quote of the Day

"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"

— David Attenborough

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DOUBLE TAP if you love hummingbirds! 🐦💛🐦💛🐦💛 . Credit to @growitinthecity for this cool video! 😁👍 . . . 🔸️Garden Quote of the Day🔸️ . "Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird." - David Attenborough . _____________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #vegetables #hummingbirds #birds #birdgarden #quotes #gardenquotes #quoteoftheday

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Gardening Question of the Day

Where is the best spot in the garden to place a hummingbird feeder?

 

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