The Ruby Throats

The Ruby Throats
By: Donal Mahoney

Hummingbirds dance
iridescence afire

around the red feeder
hung in the cedar

a symphonic swirl
ruby throats glistening

sipping sweet nectar
sipping until

it’s time to jet back
to thimble nests.

The tiniest beaks
are open and waiting.

1 thought on “The Ruby Throats

  1. Beautifully and neatly observed (apropos its subject) with a fine capper of an ending. “Jet back to thimble nests” is superbly depicted.

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