Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry: Three Poems
Edited and introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
Today’s poet, Marnie Reed Crowell of Deer Isle, welcomes spring with three brief poems about birds.
Three Poems by Marnie Reed Crowell
Between the twigs a warbler singsmorning air aglow with ariaand all I see is a tiny eye.
haiku by sparrow
Pale sun, old snow white-throated sparrow cold pure call of spring call of spring
Just at the silver seam between the sea and shore spotted sandpiper teeters, speaks softly to itself a poem it has by heart.
Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry is produced in collaboration with the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Poem copyright © 2011 Marnie Reed Crowell. Reprinted from A Sky of Birds, Threehalf Press, 2011, by permission of Marnie Reed Crowell. Questions about submitting to Take Heart may be directed to Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Special Consultant to the Maine Poet Laureate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-228-8263. Take Heart: Poems from Maine, an anthology collecting the first two years of this column, is now available from Down East Books.