Poetry by F.I. Goldhaber
Just trees full of finches;
suet bristling with Bushtits;
geese gliding through the greenery;
Mallards riding “rapids” in the creek;
grackles learning how to open peanuts;
corvids complaining about competition;
a Great Blue Heron hovering in search of frogs.
Northern Flickers drumming mating calls onto gutters;
pipits riding the pussy-willow tree boughs in the wind;
hummingbirds rapping windows, to protest their empty feeder;
Scrub jays chasing off Steller’s to keep all the peanuts;
the Red-Tailed Hawk screeching as he catches the thermal;
a Spotted Towhee serenading from a tree;
Black-capped Chickadees chirping at the warblers;
Mourning Doves cooing from under the eaves;
a skunk slinking silently through brush;
Swamp Rats splashing into the spring;
a deer grazing on grasses.
Spring Peepers’ chorus
and Bull Frogs bellowing
fill the night air.
F.I. Goldhaber’s words capture people, places, and politics with a photographer’s eye and a poet’s soul. As a reporter, editor, business writer, and marketing communications consultant, she produced news stories, feature articles, editorial columns, and reviews for newspapers, corporations, governments, and nonprofits in five states. Now paper, electronic, plastic, audio magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, broadsides, and street signs display her poetry, fiction, and essays. More than 170 of her poems appear in almost 75 publications, including four collections. She can be found online at http://www.goldhaber.net/.