The Early Bird



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It is a sad little song

Warbled in the dawn

Insomniatic wren

He is at it again

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He sings out so loud

Feathers preened and proud

He gives his very best

Asleep are all the rest

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To whom does he sing

This aria given wing

What does he need to say

At the earliest of the day

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Not heard by a mate

Sleeping in so late

But he goes on undeterred

Singing out his lonely words

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Is it just for me

This morning symphony

What message is he sending

With my sleep he’s ending

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I do not want to criticize

Could you not wait for sunrise

To throat your lovely song

As the others sing along

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Or is this your scheme

To keep me from my dream

With all the noise you make

Forcing me awake

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Comments
24 Responses to “The Early Bird”
  1. At least a wren is something to blame for being awake at oh-dark-hundred hours! For me, it’s about a racing mind that captures a quick thought in those seconds of wakefulness and then has to chew and gnash over it.

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Super cool Brad, especially the end.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I think maybe this wren gets a kick out of waking everyone up so early…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    It has been dreams keeping me awake lately, but whenever a bird disturbs my sleep, it’s always a crow…

    Beautiful poem, as always!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    How sad to cry out and not get an answer. I’m sorry about your sleeplessness, but I also feel some empathy for the wren. Look at you—making me feel sorry for a bird.🤣

  6. joyroses13 says:

    Aww! I can just picture the little bird singing with all his might! Great job.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    I just love Wrens I see them all day from where I write. We also have a wren nest that is occupied every year. I sit out on the porch waiting to watch the mother feed the babies. I love their songs. Ours don’t sing real early but I am not an early person. I worked for years where I had to get up at 4:00 am to get ready for work so I get up around eight. Beautiful piece Brad. Sending you lots of love and sending a big hug, if you hear the wren in the morning it will be delivering my virtual hug. Love Joni

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