Not That She Doesn’t Care

The hummingbird sips
with her lean, long bill,
fluttering all about
the painted petals,
her wings like

tiny propellers,
and she is unaware
of how lives have been
altered this year.
Not that she doesn’t care.
That isn’t the case at all.
But there is a job to be done.
If not her, then who?

Lauren Scott (c) 2020

44 thoughts on “Not That She Doesn’t Care

  1. This is so interesting, Lauren. It has me thinking about how nature moves on regardless of events in the world, but also how people have to do that too. That’s obviously more complex because we are thinking beings. We had a fantastic spring outside, despite the pandemic and I found that hopeful. And by the way, are those Four O’Clock flowers? They look a lot like them and I know hummingbirds like them. I grew a bunch of them in our yard and enjoyed them very much.

    1. Hi Barbara, I like your thought process, spot on to part of what I was thinking while writing this poem. We, as thinking beings, think too much sometimes, don’t we? I’m glad you had a wonderful spring. The flowers aren’t Four O’Clock’s, but I don’t recall their name. It’s a new plant we bought this year and has just flourished and the hummingbirds love it. I was sitting inside reading the other day but had looked out the window to find her sipping and fluttering about. Inspiration comes when inspiration comes. I also love hummingbirds because they remind me of my mom who has been watching over us from above for eight years now. I’m sure your yard is stunning with all those blooms. Thanks for your insightful comment. 💖

    1. Thanks, Diana, and I agree with you. I watched her flutter about and was inspired to write, thinking how crazy the world has been, and yet, there she is, doing her job…thanks for stopping by. 🍂🍁🧡

  2. Lovely Lauren!
    The poem is pretty great, too! xo
    I’ve had thoughts like this about my cat, Jeep. It’s wonderful to hold this sweet creature in my arms, who knows naught of Covid. Yes, she has a job to do, purr on me! xo

    1. Thanks, Resa, and I love how you describe Jeep. I’m sure she’s adorable! I had been reading inside the house and noticed this beautiful hummingbird sipping away. Mother Nature can always inspire. 🙂 xo

      1. Definitely Mom Nature can warm hearts and bring smiles. Best to you and the U.S.A. tomorrow on your very important election!! xoxo

  3. The old saying is ‘It’s a dogs life’. Now it’s a Hummingbird’s life. Glory be to nature who continue to do their thing despite the chaos in the world. Beautiful Lauren ❤ 🙂

    1. Thanks, Betty. I love them, too. I was reading, sitting on the sofa inside and I saw her outside on the patio. Isn’t it funny how inspiration can just appear out of nowhere? 🙂 xo

  4. It’s not easy being the world’s smallest, most beautiful helicopter…

    but if you make it look that way…

    There’s Kate looking to change her life, while the hummingbird simply changes flowers.


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