Leaving Home

step step PECK
step step PECK

spotted starlings obscure the lawn
parents poised in maples
monitor their offspring

About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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8 Responses to Leaving Home

  1. mark says:

    Wonderful. I can see it in my back yard…

  2. zongrik says:

    well, you know how some kids are, they’ll go pick up the bird droppings and play with them, so you have to watch the kids.

    ever see the making of the pigeon scene in “A beautiful Mind”?

  3. poemblaze says:

    Cute little poem. I like.

  4. Pat Hatt says:

    Nice little capture indeed today at your feed.

  5. I really like what you’ve done with sound here: the percussive pecking softens (but doesn’t disappear) as we move away from the action to mama and papa bird.

  6. ladynyo says:

    I love this…..I can see this and I have seen it.

    Lady Nyo

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