Like Sharks Circling a Chum Ship

Herald of spring,

Barnswallows are back!

Tropical winters,

Wisconsin summers.

New mud nest,

Or top-mud the old one.

Two or three clutches,

Of insatiable young.

Dive-bombing children,

And curious cats.

Feeding their young,

Who wait on the line.

Finally feasting,

On Leafhoppers flying.

Circling tractor,

As I mow hay.

2 Responses to Like Sharks Circling a Chum Ship

  1. karen says:

    Lovely foto of the birdie..and fabulously colorful poem!
    Love the next of little ones.
    I can just smell the fresh air!

    Best,
    Karen in CA

  2. curiousfarmer says:

    Thank you, Karen. The Barn Swallow is my favorite bird, and I’m sure I’m not the first farmer to feel connected with them.

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