I watched my new neighbor prepare her home;
She worked carefully, diligently, and alone.
My curiosity got the best of me,
When I discovered she was a mother-to-be!
She darted around with only one mission in mind,
My stopping to stare did not put her in a bind.
Trip after trip for just the right things,
Sticks, pine straw, and paper, she brings.
You see, my new neighbor is a mockingbird,
Who built her nest without one word.
A beautifully crafted masterpiece crib,
Woven in my holly bush with quick and skillful nib.
While she was away, I got a closer look,
Ran for my camera and a few pictures I took.
A purple ribbon was the last perfect part
To make her home cozy and give the best start.
A poet I am not, but I was inspired to write this after watching a mockingbird at work building her perfect nest. When I peeked into the bush and saw the purple ribbon, I laughed out loud! How like us moms to want our homes to be functional and beautiful!