Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s weekly Tanka Challenge -#DoubleEtheree – The Visitor by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to this week’s poetry in response toColleen Chesebro Tuesday Poetry Challeng no 185 which is Poet’s Choice.

This week, despite the dreadful weather, I had a lovely encounter with a surprise visitor to the garden. A racing pigeon who had been blown off course by the high winds, especially at the altitude he would have been flying, over the previous three days.

I did not get close enough to get his ring number, but I did get in touch with the UK, Welsh and Irish racing pigeon societies. There had been a big race from Barcelona to the UK on 28th June and his attempts to fly away, always to the East and back to the coast, made me think he might be one of the 500 Welsh birds in the race.

He stayed with us for three days, and responded to my voice and whilst never coming…

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