Thursday, March 10, 2016

DMC: "Apapane" by Joy Acey


The apapane sits
in the ohi'a tree.
He flies so quickly,
he's hard to see.

Red and black feathers
whir to the beat
as he pauses
for nectar to eat.

He loves to sing
all day long.
Can you can hear,
his lilting song?

© 2016 Joy Acey. All rights reserved.

Photo by HarmonyonPlanetEarth

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has challenged us to write poems about small things— animals or objects you see everyday and don't give much thought. Click HERE for more details.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, March 25th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her nonfiction picture book:


  1. Joy This is wonderful Is this bird a type od read bird? '

  2. Replies
    1. Not only does he love to read, he loves to talk story.

    2. I meant red :)

  3. I think I'm in love with this handsome little bird! Thanks for introducing us, Joy.

  4. all I can say is....thank you. My March has roared like lion about to eat me and I need simple beauty to anchor me. This hits the spot.

  5. What a sweet little bird. I had never heard of it. Thanks, Joy, for another sweet poem about a sweet subject.

  6. I never heard of this sweet little bird. Thanks Joy for sharing your rhythmic poem. I am working on my little ditty, Michelle.