Cardinal View

Words that are jumping through my head

Find their way on to the lined page.

Containing views beckoned from a single pane of glass.

I seek beauty.

I find beauty with cardinals, sparrows and turtledoves.

Eagles and Red Tailed Hawks are soaring across rectangle scenes.

I peer out to see views of amber sunrises and golden sunsets.

Inter changing from spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Spring’s flowering splendor.

Summer’s shooting stars that encircle around the moon,

Autumn’s colorized falling leaves.

Winter’s first dancing snowflakes hitting the glass.

Hearing sounds of train locomotives rolling down the tracks.

Cars and motorcycles buzzing on the central expressway.

Sometimes I hear and see nothing from my room with a view.

Sometimes the flurry of activity is my muse.

As words and stories come to life.

Just like the red cardinal perching on my windowsill.

(c) Mary Anne Abdo

Studio Room with a View


  1. Sadje says:

    Love this poem Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend


  2. SueW says:

    Mary Anne, this is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with our challenge

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Sue. I enjoy being a part of the weekly prompts community

      Liked by 1 person

      1. SueW says:

        I’m pleased you joined us too. 🙂


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