A Rain of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

The resurrection fern cycle

Female & male adult rose-breasted grosbeaks
Female (brown) & Male (rose breast) Rose-breasted Grosbeaks / Photo by the author / Note: These migrating birds actually rained down on my bird feeder but I did some Photoshop on the background to make it “greener” for illustration purposes

Author’s note: This cycle of poems was inspired by a large fall-out of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that landed in my neighborhood after one of our more melodramatic April “showers.” If by “shower,” you mean rain of Biblical proportions. My nonfiction story about this fall-out event appears here: