Time To Get Up – A Quadrille

Time To Get Up

A plangent chorus
of early birds
My wake up call this day
Busy at work
singing and feeding
without hesitation or delay
 
Sandhill cranes
moving slowly
along the river bed
Their rattling bugle call
can be heard for miles
enough to wake the dead

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

WimsyGizmo is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight.  He has prompted us 
with the word "Up"

Word Prompts:

Plagent

River

Image by skeeze from Pixabay 

  25 comments for “Time To Get Up – A Quadrille

  1. Beverly Crawford
    May 6, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    You took me there!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Oh I’m so glad Beverly 🙂 Thank you!

  2. May 6, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Such beautiful description.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Thank you my friend 🙂

  3. May 6, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Good one, Christine. Nature’s alarm clock 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Thank you so much Lisa!

      • May 7, 2019 at 10:56 am

        You are welcome.

  4. May 7, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Beautiful waking up Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. May 7, 2019 at 2:57 am

    A beautiful image you have created by your words

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Thanks dear Sadje 🙂💕

      • May 7, 2019 at 10:41 am

        My pleasure 😇

  6. May 7, 2019 at 4:27 am

    I’ve only seen solitary cranes. It must be nice to see or hear so many.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      I never see that many at once. Usually they are in their family units. 2 -4 Mom, Dad and babies 🙂💕

  7. May 7, 2019 at 10:43 am

    LOVE your early birds’ wake-up revelry!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Lyn! 🙂💕

  8. May 7, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    I love the sounds of birds calling in the morning – just not too loud, smiles.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      🙂 Me too Grace

  9. May 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I love to be woken by birds, as long as it’s not too early 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Yes, it is such a lovely sound 🙂

  10. May 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Jealous of this beautiful wakeup call.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      The good thing is, it’s never as many as in the photo. Thank goodness! 🙂

  11. May 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Sandhill cranes have such an interesting call – great subject for a wake up call.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 7, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! I call birds Nature’s Orchestra 🙂

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