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The One They Call The Devil Bird

April 14, 2010 by  
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In the middle of March, the excitement starts. Each morning I wake, and listen for sounds, Search through the window for new arrivals. Every year the same impatience for migrants. When will they come? The Swallows, the Martins. And the one the Ancients called “Devil Bird”. All coming from Africa to stay for a while. […]

The Greatest Show on Earth

April 14, 2010 by  
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Far removed from a three ringed Circus, Billed as the Greatest Show onEarth! Geared to making money! All captives, The Audience, participants, Animal and Human. They gasp,scream, clap at unatural acts. Now leave it all behind you,watch Nature’s show. Lean on a gate,sit on a log,or grassy slope. Keep still – listen – let nature […]

The Evening Primrose

April 14, 2010 by  
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I would live a double life, The Evening Primrose would be my choice, To live for just a time so brief, Yet lasting for ever, I will rejoice. To see the look of wonder, As children pause and ponder To see my tiny buds in seconds explode Revealing my flowers brilliant golden mode. To live […]

Sunsets

April 14, 2010 by  
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Last night, The Sun sinking on the horizon, Flirted with the end of day. Dropping in a curtsey of soft light, As it played hide and seek, Down behind the Elms and Oaks. Tonight, The Sun blazing on the horizon, Glared and scorched at the coming of night, The Elms and the Oaks all afire […]

Second Chance?

April 14, 2010 by  
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In Flanders fields red poppies grow, In far away lands of ice ,and snow, A Wolf howls his love of his pack, as he follows his timeless old track. In sandy deserts where no shade is found, a camel groans, as he toils around, carrying out his tasks, a human’s slave, Shackled, and tethered to […]

Seasons – Autumn Thoughts

April 14, 2010 by  
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Autumn, in nature, and in life, A time to reflect, to value the year. To remember spring when growing was rife, Long summer days and memories so dear. When all natures harvest has been gathered, And life begins to slow it’s pace, With keener winds,and the sun’s cooler face, Natures creatures more thickly furred and […]

Seasons

April 14, 2010 by  
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Spring: an avalanche of new birth, Flowers, and trees, in new life burst out, The birds, and creatures all on earth, Thrusting, singing to mature before summer’s drought. Summer: A slower pace for all to show their beauty, Perfume wafting, pollinating, on a gentle breeze, Flowers in hedgerows, fields and gardens, Fulfilling themselves before Autumn […]

Playing With Fish

April 14, 2010 by  
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To play with fish? Well it is possible: So long as your hands are gentle, and patient. He lies there quietly, tail slowly waving, Then a quick pounce, at some morsel he fancies. Now lay flat on your stomach, hands outstretched, Next work one hand slowly, up behind him, The other hand moves to reach […]

Listen In The Darkness

April 13, 2010 by  
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When day ends, and darkness brings the night, Man’s mind, and imagination take flight. He sees visions, hears sounds, Which by day no concern is found. Understand Nature, listen to what she has to say, Then even in the darkest night, fears float away. Listen to the breeze rustling in a field of corn, Then […]

Fly On The Window

April 13, 2010 by  
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The fly on the window Buzzed, bumped and crawled Is it on the outside Trying to get in? Is it on the inside Trying to get out? I picked up my hammer, Gave it a thump. It buzzed in through the hole, Now I know,it was outside, I could have sworn it was inside.

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