Cherries

Tree full of cherries
stripped bare while I was away —
birds opportune feast!

Cherry Trees

Blackbirds
in the cherry tree
picking cherries,
give them a peck or two
then drop them on the ground below
to grow next year
into little cherry trees,
like weeds.

Summer Blush

Cherries forming on the tree
begin to show their summer blush.
Soon the birds will feast.

Another Dull Day

Another dull grey day.
On the lawn Mr. Blackbird teaches
his almost full-grown chick
to eat cherries.

Cherry Stones

Cherry stones scattered round the yard;
testament to all the fruit
the birds have gorged.

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