Photo of a hummingbird feeding in a sunlit garden. The Hummingbird poem by Harry Kemp

The Hummingbird by Harry Hibbard Kemp

A hovering hummingbirdThe sunlight speaks, and its voice is a bird:
It glimmers half-guessed, half seen, half-heard,
Above the flowerbed, over the lawn ...
A flashing dip, and it is gone,
And all it lends to the eye is this -
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.

Source: Star Points: Songs of Joy, Faith, and Promise from the Present-Day Poets


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Hummingbird Facts

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Hummingbird Species

There are over 300 different species of hummingbirds. Most are found in tropical areas near the equator. About 12 species commonly breed in the US.

Feeding Hummingbirds

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