Juanita Book

By Juanita Torrence-Thompson

ęCopyright by Juanita Torrence-Thompson

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON is a poet/writer/speaker whose award-winning work appears in U.S. and Canadian journals and online. See her poetry and book information at: Poetry Town. See Barbara Hantman's review of Torrence-Thompson's CELEBRATING A TAPESTRY OF LIFE (Torderwarz Publishing Company)at: The Pedestal Magazine

The Next Cardinal

Flitting about
from tree to tree
branch to branch
his fiery crest
crowns his feathery being
Inside the large birdhouse
the panel of seven
chirp in unison
selecting their Cardinal

He is grandly summoned
from emerald leaves
to the courtly birdhouse
in the trees
by a crimson messenger

Startled, but humble,
he crosses himself
and is elegantly robed
Pipes sound
All bow deeply
and kiss his raiment