Robin You're Robbin'

I'd seen robins somewhere last week, but not at my house.  And I didn't quite see a robin today, but I awoke to the sweet sounds of that harbinger of spring!

Robin, you're robbin'
Me of precious sleep;
Warbling and trilling
I wake from the deep.

Warbling and trilling
And filling the air,
Trilling and spilling
His song everywhere.

Isn't it thrilling
To wake to this sound?
It's music, dear music
That falls all around.

I'll sleep again later;
For now I'll just listen
To heavenly happiness
Before the dew glistens.

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith


  1. You play with words to create such fun poems. Each time I read one I am in awe.

  2. I love that you can enjoy this bit of heavenly happiness instead of being grumpy that the birds woke you! Great verbs in the 2nd stanza - warbling, trilling, spilling - so descriptive. May I share it with my students?

    1. You are most welcome to share! I'm delighted.

  3. I like it. I can hear them through the pictures you paint with your words.

  4. I love this! I read it outloud and it just rolled of my tongue. Great rhythm and rhymes! Great word choices! LOVE IT!

  5. Loved the second stanza particularly...this was so much fun to read aloud.

  6. You just put it all together so well, Donna. This is exactly what that robin outside is doing, a real spring sound! Love the rhythm!

  7. I love your positive attitude about waking to the comes through so clearly with the line "Isn't it thrilling to wake to the sound?" Thanks for sharing this fun poem. Great writing!


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