TEMPORARILY, WE ARE NOT TAKING ORDERS ON ANY PRODUCTS SOLD IN OUR STORE.
We are so sorry but due to the current pandemic crises, our distributor has stopped distribution and closed down temporarily. We look forward to re-opening our store as soon as the situation permits. We will post a big "OPEN" sign when shopping is resumed.
Stay safe and thank you for choosing The Hummingbird Guide
FLOWER/PLANT ORDERS ARE PROCESSING THROUGH OUR PARTNER, DIRECT GARDENING.
WE WILL UPDATE THIS WHEN OUR STORE IS RE-OPENED!
STAY TUNED,...... THIS IS JUST A TEMPORARY PAUSE!
Waiting For The Hummingbird
by Peggy Sapphire
She has carried her miniature self
five hundred non-stop miles
across the Gulf of Mexico
and I have climbed a mountain
with generous time-outs
She the one with innate powers of speed
and me the one committed to gravity
she the one with genetic wide-angle
me the one with mere peripheral
she the one whose brain
is the largest in her kingdom
and me whose brain
may not rank at all
I can claim to have
superior weight-bearing feet
while hers are trumped
by wing-beats second
She will speed-feed on a thousand flowers
a day while I manage
to punctuate mine with three meals
aided by utensils
perhaps a flowered pattern
upon my plate
Every morning she trolls
my garden hovering
in perfect winged suspension
at the mouths of lilies
and the trumpets of blooming hostas
scanning the globes of heliotropes
and phlox not yet showing their colors
the heights once more
in winged figure eights
to dine on daisies
the honey within the lupine
She has already scoured
three hundred flowers
to my one breakfast this morning
And this morning in haste
I've come to await her
She's the one on auto-focus.
(from IN END A CIRCLE, ANTRIM HOUSE,'09)