My new Christmas rose
wearing one droopy bloom
makes room for a
half-clothed blackbird.

He's almost prepared
for fully-fledged flowering
as he claims his share
of a showering of seeds.

© Celia Warren 2016

(Just managed to get online, so posting quickly before the signal disappears again. Village as full of Open Reach vans as ever. Bah!)

I hope you can see the Christmas rose flowerhead peeping over the bird's head. Extra shows another juvenile, this one's brother, with a few more black feathers.

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