“Carolina Wren,” 2012, Wikipedia.

Wrens in ivy singing, affirmation of spring, nest
Or food seeking, lost in new leaves fresh-green,
Vines winter dormant sprout, grow. Afternoon
Warming sun, days longer, brighter, yet thin ice
Forms on birdbaths overnight. Thus, is Virginia
Spring on seashores, windswept ocean beaches,
Waving stands of sea-grass, familiar home for
Pairs of wrens, mating in pine thickets within
Earshot of ocean roar, ideal woodland home for
Feathered families raised in running ivy vines.

View outside my window this sunny afternoon. Wrens eating
seeds, peanut pieces on the patio, hopping in and out of ivy.

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