Bedecked with Birds

Trees decorated with spring

budding green-leafed,

waving in windbursts,

stretching tall

dotted with oriole jewels

that glimmer and shine

in the Sunday sun


(Day 29: 1 subject 30 ways #metaphorpoem)

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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3 Responses to Bedecked with Birds

  1. dogtrax says:

    Like kids killing time
    on the street corner,
    birds gather in flocks
    on trees to trade jewels, as if
    Spring were another sport
    stacked deep in cards
    to be traded away for the price
    of a stale stick of gum.

    –Kevin, not even sure how this poem about trading cards emerged from your metaphor poem but there it is …

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