To the Editor: Watching for hummingbirds

To the Editor: 

When to put out the feeder 

Was the argument 

After which the male of the species 

Read that the northern season was beginning earlier this year 

As the female had argued previously 

During their discussion 

When she had said 

“Let’s put out the hummingbird feeder 

As in most species 

The male being more colorful 

The female recedes demure, less noticeable 

The dance of spring begins again 

But neither notices 

As they watch for hummingbirds to arrive 

Did you know that male hummingbirds arrive first? 


Melvie Jean Edwards 

Town Hill 

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