Avian Vocabulary

In the beginning

Was the word

And the word

Became a bird

Majestic and strong, swift and fleet

A kettle of hawks

A gaggle of geese

A murder of crows

A flush of quail

A shimmer of hummingbirds

A scold of jays

A banditry of chickadees

Singing in trees

They’re loud and loquacious

They dazzle and daze

The birds in the world bring

Winged life to our days


(Day 16: 1 subject 30 ways #wordplaypoem)

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 and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. 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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