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Norma Wightman


Walked out the back gate
this morn and noticed
the Tom Thumb bottle brush
suddenly in full bloom.

A hummingbird whirred
to one blossom, gathering
nectar or insects. It had
noted the slow scarlet opening

while I paid no heed, simply
accepting the bush as part of
my home landscape. Oh, for
a hummingbird’s view

for one day of my life—
flitting from blossom to blossom,
sipping sweetness from red, pink
and scarlet petal-urns—
seeing the world in Floralscope.

© by Norma Wightman.
Used with the author’s permission.


Norma Wightman lives in Morro Bay, California, where she walks the beach daily, leads nature hikes in local state parks, and enjoys yoga, kayaking, and birding around the beautiful central coast. Norma's poems have appeared in local publications and art exhibits and she has published chapbooks for family and friends. Her inspiration, she says, comes from everyday items and nature.



Post New Comment:
Thank you for reminding me to look and pay attention.
Posted 05/06/2024 10:12 AM
Beautiful imagery!
Posted 05/03/2024 09:44 AM
Lori Levy:
Great lines: "Oh, for/a hummingbird's view/for one day of my life" and "seeing the world in Floralscope."
Posted 05/02/2024 01:51 PM
the world in Floralscope! Like that! The poem shows the hummingbirds delight in a way that a real shopper finds an unadvertised red hot sale!
Posted 05/02/2024 01:47 PM
Wilda Morris:
"the world in Floralscope"! I good reminder not to miss the beauty we sometimes take for granted.
Posted 05/02/2024 10:33 AM
Larry Schug:
It's a good idea to place one's mind in a completely different body sometimes. That's how empathy is built along with new ideas.
Posted 05/02/2024 07:42 AM

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