Hummingbird Feeder: Poem by Grant Simonson

Hummingbird Photo

We loved the reactions to last weeks’ “Pet” themed content, so in light of this vibrant and breathtaking time in Minnesota, we are going to focus on nature for the week. We are in the metaphorical sweet spot of Minnesota Fall- leaves are changing and falling, the sun is shining, and temperatures are cool but manageable. We hope our sharings inspire you to perhaps compose your own poem, as second year medical student Grant Simonson has done with today’s offering, “Hummingbird Feeder.” It is something he has been tinkering with for a few weeks now, and we thought it would be the perfect introduction to the week. Paired with a photograph from the PBS series, “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” taken by Matthew Bradbury.

Hummingbird Feeder
By: Grant Simonson

I wish I could tell you
about the red hummingbird feeder
on the birch next to the walkway.
I pass it, when I step out for air
stained glass and plastic flowers
filled each spring by my grandmother
with syrup for sipping
still full come the fall.
We could take it down, I suppose
but who would?
The birds might still come
for a drink