Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Female by Lori Lipsky

Demure she sits
light on the branch
poised with confidence

Drab in olive dress she rests
with orange beak
with miniature crest

Demure she perches
waits for him
to approach in brilliant red

Lori Lipsky, Wisconsin, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Bio: Lori Lipsky lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. Her poems have appeared in Flutter Poetry Journal, The Penwood Review, Everyday Poems, Red Poppy Review, Sparkbright and Pegasus Review. She blogs at Poetry Patio ( and tweets @LoriSLipsky.

Anonymous said...

Nice word picture of a female cardinal.

The Prude said...

What a charming poem! I can just picture the little lady now.
There is dignity and beauty in her drabness.

Susan said...

Beautiful and perfect!

Susan said...

Beautiful and perfect!

Sue Vick Finley said...

Paints a perfect picture with such few words! Lovely!

Andrea McBride said...

I picture this cardinal lady from the very first word.