5 June – Dunnock dance

She wiggles her wings
like fluttering eyelashes,
all at once playing coy and coquette.
He lindy-hops round
in eager reply,
to the rhythm of silent sound.
Choreography rehearsed again
the very next day
as if this were the right-on hip spot.
Dunnocks dance! Come on down!
Dazzle us dizzy with your lively jive!
Who says you’re just dull, drear brown?