Dawn Chorus

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”

— Claude Monet

What do the birds know

that makes them join

the dawn chorus,

silhouettes on a wire,

shadows underneath

a sleepy moon —

they are as primed

to greet the sun

as the mellow 

lunar orb is ready

to retreat, find rest 

within the light—

that is why I find

morning the best time,

the break-line

dawning, another

night watch ends,

we rise, the birds and I,

singing praises to our God.

—C.L. Fisher, January 2022

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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