Thursday, May 16, 2019

DMC: "Binoculars" by Cindy Breedlove


Hang light around my neck,
ready always on my trek.

Zoom quick, and stabilize.
Focus sharp before it flies.

Don't fog, so I can see
that flighty little chickadee.

© 2019 Cindy Breedlove. All rights reserved.

Elizabeth Steinglass has challenged us to write a poem giving instructions to an inanimate object about how to do its job. Click HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview.

Post your poem on our May 2019 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 31st, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fantastic debut poetry collection from WordSong:


  1. I love how you capture the moment in this poem, Cindy! And how the lightness of the binoculars reflects the lightness of the chickadee and of the poem as a whole.

  2. Yes, I like the speediness of the poem. It matches the subject perfectly.

  3. Just perfect for that flighty little chickadee!

  4. How cute. I love the little chickadee. Thanks for the poem.

  5. Thank you! I always take my binoculars with me on my walks. Lots of chickadees and other birds to appreciate.