Getting His Munia’s Worth

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CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Narendra Nayak of A Sliver of Life. This poet-photographer’s (poetographer?) posts never fail to delight. While America is focusing on groundhogs (one of our sillier traditions), Narendra is focusing on more predictable and amiable creatures called Munias. Munias are a type of finch native to Mumbai where Narendra lives…and works his magic.

A Sliver of Life

Weary soles and wretched souls,
ending one of our worst strolls,
a trail promising sighting goals,
no birds and empty crab holes.

Then at the dirt trail’s fag end,
in the shrubs around the bend,
fluttering wings heard in descend,
flickering hopes began to ascend.

A furred figure buff and blurred,
turned a clumsy juvenile bird,
busy with preening undeterred,
despite our presence unstirred.

In a trice the bough came alive,
there wasn’t one but all of five,
jostling pecking doing the jive,
nibbling stalks none to deprive.

Saw then why they were carefree,
a watchful parent high in a tree,
often being pestered with a plea,
I’m done preening now feed me.

All this drama within a few feet,
fatigue had since taken a backseat,
hearts filled with joy at such a treat,
in a flash our trek was complete!

A small portion of this poetry has been captured…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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11 Responses to Getting His Munia’s Worth

  1. ejstoo says:

    Birds are so nice to see.

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  2. Piano girl says:

    I love his photos!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Wow, his words and photos are perfect partners! Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. #hood says:

    i like nannybird, was nannybird known as wandering bird, pete & hank came up from isaiah, should i tell you the chapters.

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  5. That’s a great bunch of birds! Love it!

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  6. Chaya Sheela says:

    Beautiful pictures and lovely words to describe them!
    Thank you Mitch for sharing.
    Best wishes,
    Chaya

    Liked by 1 person

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