The new 12 months is off to a wonderful begin round my place. In the previous few days, I’ve been delighted to see yellow-rumped warblers, fondly referred to as “butter-butts” by some people. I’ve additionally seen ladder-backed and golden-fronted woodpeckers. All had been attracted by a dangling block of suet – peanut selection.
I’m a giant fan of black oil sunflower seeds in a dangling feeder, plus suet blocks in plastic cages. Combined with a birdbath stuffed with clear water, these are chicken magnets which mix to draw all kinds of avian guests.
Seeing these nifty birds impressed me to create a poem. And that impressed me to create a poetry contest, extra particularly, a poetry contest dedicated to birds and different wildlife.
The guidelines are easy. Keep the poem comparatively quick, make it rhyme — no clean verse, please — and submit it previous to Feb. 20. Use postal mail service and ship your entry to Jerry Hall, 750 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley, Texas 78676.
Be certain you present an accurate return handle and in addition a cellphone quantity so I can notify you if you happen to win and ship you your successful prize, which shall be a $50 invoice. I may also embody your successful poem in a future column.
Good luck to every one, and here’s a poem of my very own to point out you what I take into account:
Watching birds is admittedly nice,
They flit, they fly, they fascinate.
Colorful feathers hovering excessive,
Among the clouds and within the sky,
I get pleasure from all birds, butterflies, too;
I hope the identical is true for you!
Surely you are able to do higher than that. Remember, deadline for entries is Feb. 20. Don’t delay, ship that poem in at present.