Dazed: A True Story

The hummingbird was

humming at the feeder

I was at the kitchen sink

The bird looked up and saw me there

Hummed a beeline straight for me


He didn’t see the window

He hit it with such force

It shook and rattled loudly

And knocked him off his course



He landed with an awful thud

Still and dazed he froze there

A perfect silhouette

My heart was pounding fiercely

As I worried what came next


Just like that, he shook it off

A moment passed in wonder, then

Just a little worse for wear

He seemed to wave goodbye

With a fierce buzz and hum

Humbled bird  was at once

Re-humming at the feeder


(Day 10: 1 Subject 30 Ways #circularpoem)


About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to Dazed: A True Story

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    Great Story
    even better poem

    and it really happened

    i prefer your poetic explanation
    to my initial retelling

    tiny bird hit window
    thought he was dead
    no i was wrong
    Quell surprise!!!
    first time THAT ever happened

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