The hummingbird sips
with her lean, long bill,
fluttering all about
the painted petals,
her wings like
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”
Such beauty in those words. Lovely.
Thank you so much!
My absolute pleasure. It truly is very thoughtful.
So nice to “hear” Bette. Hope you’ve had a great weekend. 🧡💛💓
Really interesting poem. I loved the lean long bill and the tiny wings.
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That’s the beauty of poetry, Barbara…so many perspectives. Thank you!
A fine example of: life goes on despite the changes! Well-written Lauren.
A wonderful point of view, Balroop. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. 💝
Thanks so much, Nico. Have a wonderful Sunday…
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.
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. 💖
I guess the need to survive transcends fear
That mindset is healthier than letting fear take control. A good perspective on my poem. Thanks for your comment, Ian.
As for me, I’m glad she doesn’t need to contend herself with human machinations. Well done, Lauren
I agree with you, John. 🙂 Thanks so much!
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Thanks very much for sharing, John! Have a wonderful day! 🥰🍂🍁🌻
You are very welcome. You have an exceptional day.
For a lot of nature, this year has been better than normal with the reduction in human activities.
I’ve seen that, too. What a year!
Beautiful, Lauren. I love how wise nature is, and how she and her creature continue to go about their beautiful business despite the machinations of humankind. There’s a lesson in such grace.
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. 🍂🍁🧡
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
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
Definitely Mom Nature can warm hearts and bring smiles. Best to you and the U.S.A. tomorrow on your very important election!! xoxo
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 ❤ 🙂
Yes, Glory be to nature, Debby, for her shared beauty, serenity, and entertainment. Thanks so much for your beautiful words. 🧡🍁🍂
Hugs ❤ 💙
Hugs back, Deb! Hope all is well with you. 💓
Hanging in my friend. ❤
This is lovely, Lauren. I love hummingbirds. They have a very special perspective!
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
It’s …nature! 😉 How elegantly and beautifully written, Lauren! xoxoxoxo
Thanks, my friend. I watched her from inside the house and had to write! 🙂 Hugs for a wonderful day! xoxoxo
Many many hugs back!!!! 🤗😘🤗
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.
Hi Woodsy, I love your perspective: the smallest, most beautiful helicopter. 🙂 Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. Have a good weekend!