Living Gems

flying jewels
tiny gems
grace my gardens
with aerial antics
visiting each flower
spreading joy
flitting about
shimmering, iridescent
my summer passion
beauty in motion
fierce warriors
ardently guarding their cache
of precious nectar
liquid gold
humming, buzzing, whistling wings
accompany death defying dives
ancients regarded them with awe
memorialized in song
“hummingbird flies his mountain”