Thursday, August 7, 2014

To All the Birds I Loved Before

Gambel's Quail at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ

To all the birds I loved before
Who flew past my windows or my door,

Black-capped Chickadee in Andover, MA

You’ve made me feel at home,
I dedicate this poem,

House Finches in Corona de Tucson, AZ

To all the birds I loved before.
Western Kingbird at Lakeside Park in Tucson, AZ

To all the birds I like to spot,
And may I say I’ve seen a lot,

Great Egret at Reid park in Tucson, AZ

You bring me so much bliss,
I know I’ll always miss,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Lisbon Falls, ME

 all the birds I loved before!

Cattle Egrets and White-faced Ibis near the Salton Sea, CA

The winds of change are always blowing,
And I keep moving far away,

Brewer's Sparrow at Michael Perry Park in Tucson, AZ

But with every state I live in,
I see more birds everyday!

Wood Thrush in Central Park, New York

To all the birds I count each day,
You make me smile while you play,

White-winged Dove and Mourning Dove in my backyard in Tucson, AZ

I love to see you fly
Or bathe before my eyes,

Rufous, Broad-tailed, and Magnificent Hummingbirds on Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ

You are the birds I loved before

Cactus Wren in Tucson, AZ

And I can’t wait to see some more!

~Kathie Adams Brown (August 6, 2014)

Willet at Reid State Park in Maine

I had a little fun this month playing with that old Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias song, To All The Girls I Loved Before. I used it as a pattern but totally changed the words to fit my birding passion! I hope it makes you smile! I am having fun Birding in Maine!

You can always see more birds and read more poetry at my blogs:


  1. Thank you Kathie you made me smile. Have a good weekend.

  2. It did make me smile - a nice idea and collection of birds, Kathie.

  3. It's lovely Kathie.. and, I just know I'll be saying parts of it right out loud some days... and, what lovely shots you have today.....

  4. wow... I've never seen such a beautiful birds...The collection is fantastic...

  5. I love your gorgeous birds and I am delighted with your photographs of birds !
    Greetings :)

  6. Kathie, this fun post did indeed bring a big smile to my face. I delight in your creativity, wonderful bird photographs and love of birds! It's always a pleasure to read your terrific posts!

    1. Julie, this is high praise coming from you! Thank you so much!