The Artist’s Warbler by Sally Nacker

The Artist’s Warbler

He saw a little blur
of yellow
high up in a tree
like a flower;

song came from it,
stirred the quiet air.
his lens, there

he saw it, singing,
saw the warbler’s song
in how the air
was quivering.


Sally Nacker was awarded the Edwin Way Teale writer’s residency—Trail Wood— in 2020 where she enjoyed a week of solitude on 168 acres of nature. Since then she and her husband have moved to their own small house in the woods. Publishing credits include Canary, The Orchard’s Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, One Art, Mezzo Cammin, Quill and Parchment, and The Sunlight Press. She has her MFA in Poetry from Fairfield University. Kindness in Winter is her newest collection. Please visit her website at

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