Have you ever held a hummingbird
Jeweled wings at perfect rest?
It would lie quite still
In the palm of your hand
As though it were home in a nest.
Astonished, you'd gaze, even as I
At the feathers so pink and green,
And at the form God gave this exquisite
Gem, enabling its meals on wings.
My hand trembled as it reached out
To caress the gilded wings,
But off she flew in a flash of light
To adventures as yet unseen.
Marie Hunter Atwood - 2009
- How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden (passionaterylahn.wordpress.com)