|Hummingbird in the Jardin de Balata, Martinique. Photo by Aurore Guennou.|
Alone he stands the Colibri -
Beneath the forest canopy -
This solitary, solemn gent -
The object of my enthrallment.
So gentle, humble, wild, and free -
He drones just like the bumble bee -
And woos the flowers so ardently -
This cunning little Colibri!
With blazing eyes and fearsome beak -
Though I was sure he could not speak -
And wings that shone like gleaming gold -
How I loved him heart and soul!
Pursuing nectar in his fashion -
So ardently and full of passion -
This gentleman so duty bound-
A part of Nature most profound!
I knew at once his soul was free -
And he could not belong to me -
This magical creature from tropic zones -
Belonged to earth and earth alone.