Sunday 160–“Joy”

Photo: David Slotto

A hummingbird descends,
drinks honey.
Blankets of feathers
stagger across red
silken breast.
Ladles of nectar
slip down
his tawny throat,
sweeten the
pain of
Mother Earth.

Submitted to Monkey Man’s Sunday 160 in which you have 160 characters including spaces to write a poem or flash fiction. 

This is so out-of-season here (snow outside) but it doesn’t hurt to remember!


12 thoughts on “Sunday 160–“Joy”

  1. Amity says:

    I could feel the joy, taste the honey…!

    Great work on Sunday 160 and for the Z-A Challenge Victoria! 🙂


  2. Love that you used hummingbirds in this one. Fine 160, Victoria! 🙂


  3. suzicate says:

    Hummingbirds are so amazing, you captured them beautifully.


  4. Claudia says:

    oh i can hear the bird humming…nice…


  5. trisha says:

    cant recollect reading a better 160. what a beauty. too lovely.


  6. Nanka says:

    Ooops!! the above was my comment which slipped in from my daughter Rumya’s address!! Sorry about that 😦


  7. Rumya says:

    “Blankets of feathers
    stagger across red
    silken breast.”

    Love the imagery it creates and oh! so original 🙂


  8. gospelwriter says:

    lovely image in words and photo – this is awesome:

    “sweeten the
    pain of
    Mother Earth”


  9. Jingle says:

    a truly blissful 160…
    love your writing, perfect match to your stunning imagery.


  10. Monkey Man says:

    We have hummers that winter over in our area. As long as a feeder is out, they come by for a sip. Well done 160. Thanks so much for playing.


  11. joan says:

    “C’est Magnifique” — a verse to warm the heart and the photo to fill the soul.




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