by Rondo, poet and choirmaster.
HELLO, dear readers. HERE I am... ready to tackle the letter H. HOPE it goes well, though why shouldn't it? As poet and choirmaster I HAVE been leading this choir for years. This year I HAVE HIGH HOPES for the HENS and chick who live in the HOOD.
HAVING posted posters asking the neighbourhood finches, HOUSE sparrows and their cousins the HARRIS' sparrows, nuthatches, HUMMINGBIRDS, red-winged blackbirds to join our choir we are still a little short on the deeper voices. Etude refused to be the only tenor in the choir so I HOPPED the transit down to the waterfront and invited the HORNED grebe and the HERON in the marshes and considered the HAWKS since we need some bass voices. You may relax. We asked them to sign agreements that food sources would not include members of the choir or their families. Even then I have been a little HESITANT and on my guard.
Mr. HAWK and HIS family were a reluctant but acquiesced, assured us they would HUNT further abroad because it would be an HONOUR to be in the choir. WOW! An HONOUR! Who'd HAVE thought?
And so, we have our choir... and what a treat. Now, every morning through spring, summer and autumn we gather on the window ledge, inside and out, at the crack of dawn to sing our HEARTS out as the sun rises above the HORIZON! *Giggles* Grammy isn't so HAPPY to be wakened from her nightly HORIZONTAL HIBERNATION. But what fun to torment HER. Of course, once HER HEART returns to a normal beat she can lay back and enjoy our HEAVENLY singing. *Giggles again* It is such fun to HARASS the old girl.
And now, just a little repost of a poem from last year.
April in the City
The leaf it buds upon the tree
It makes me hum; I feel such glee
That snow is spent; now grasses grow
Amid the flowers, a verdant show.
Outdoors I’ll be in spirit, though
For in big city we cats don’t go
Beyond the sill and window pane
It isn’t safe so we home remain.
But there we listen with deep intent
To birds a-singing, We are content
To watch them soar as they go past
Delighting in their joy. Spring, at last!
© Whiskers, Mouse, Sweetie, Etude & Rondo - Mischief and Mayhem Central
Published originally in blog posted April 30, 2018
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