I is for Ibis • #atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo

Photo source: Pinterest

Photo source: Pinterest



Gathered among a congregation of avians
Egrets, herons, spoonbills, storks
The scarlet ibis family
Spectacular, brightly colored waders
With long curved bills
I observed them from the hotel balcony
Many nested in the mangrove trees
Their bright scarlet like berries among the green
Others probed for insects and crustaceans along the shore
I observed them while thinking about the meaning of life



 This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. My theme is poetry. Come back tomorrow for another poem. Want to check out other bloggers’ posts? Go here.


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28 thoughts on “I is for Ibis • #atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo

    • Yes, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is a poignant story.

      There is also “Scarlet Ibis” by Margaret Atwood, which isn’t so sad.


  1. Here I am overlooking Pittwater in Palm Beach Sydney watching the Ibis at low tide. Isn’t the world such a beautiful place and thank you for sharing your inspirational poem and for visiting me at Beyond the Flow. Good luck with the rest of the A-Z Challenge.


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