The Nest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: taken years ago, but a common sight in our garden, a finely woven New Holland Honey Eater’s nest. This one fell when I was pruning, but it was abandoned so no harm done. Now I check before I lop, just in case.

“By going and coming a bird weaves its nest.” Ashanti

The Nest

As I peered into the nest in the fork of the tree,
I noted how clean it was in contrast to that of
say, a swallow or other mud bound bird,
so quaint with its woven, found materials,
such masters of recycling are birds,
and such clever architects of style,
I further noted how the nest had weathered
so well through rain and wind, and I yearned 
for that simplicity and space in the storms of life.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, Gardening, life, nature, poem, quote

22 responses to “The Nest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Birds are master architects, building durable homes out of less than durable materials.

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  2. I never thought if it as recycling❤️that idea but bird nests are fascinating, all the different shapes and sizes. Nice post!

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. I know just what you mean.

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  4. We need to build more geodesic domes. Inexpensive, incredibly efficient to light and heat, unbelievably roomy inside! 😊

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  5. Nature is the best and sustainable builder. We really should take examples. Thanks, Paul. xx Michael.

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  6. lync56

    Such beauty – thank you for drawing our attention to these marvels of nature and drawing self reflection from this image


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