Hummingbird with the racing heart,

I heard you come one day

There at the green garden gate

Your steady wings at play

Over the walls that I had built

To see what you could find

Your colors flicker, flashing past

Racing me through time


Hover, dart, happy questimages

The pulse of your humming song

But I have no time for lively games,

no time to dance along

Forward and back, spinning around

Little one so mystique

Flitting amongst the budding bee balm

With sweet nectar upon your cheek

Yet so lonesome, solitaire

No other to befriend

Suckling on fresh sunbeams

In this garden that I tend

Until you have hovered long enough,

Then over the wall you fly

And I, such a fool hearted host

Never said good-bye