Black Poetry : First Bird of Spring

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First Bird of Spring

    He has arrived early
    Staking his claim to a prime area of the great tree
    Halfway up
    Close to the trunk

    Sitting through the late winter winds
    He forms himself almost into a ball
    Dreaming of a time soon to come
    When the branches will grow limbs
    When limbs flower with leaves
    When this tree will be home
    For his family not yet there

    At the slightest hint of sunlight
    He swoops downward
    Finding material to build his nest
    It should be attractive for potential mates
    Yet functional for the feeding and training of babies

    His nest will be the envy of all others
    It will be sturdy
    Strong Springtime winds
    Shall not move it from its foundation
    Early summer rains will not soak it

    He is first on the block
    First to know where earthworms live
    First to know how high cats can jump
    First to give squirrels a taste of his sharp beak
    He is building
    Protecting his home
    She will be pleased

    BE
     
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    so vivid ...

    very nice Heartbeat
     
  3. blackbelle

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    There's this thing that you do when you write...you become one with nature and or nature becomes one with you. You force others who read you to consider the background and the lighting in this place we claim as our world. Know that on this day as I read you I stopped to contemplate the natural beauty of spring :)

    *nesting*

    a blackbelle edition
     
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    beautiful, BE...

    ...but, you know this!

    nature's beauty...
     
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    prima vera

    There are so many lessons in nature. Springtime, the Creator's blueprint for new beginnings...new life, new love...

    I can imagine this wonderful scene, as seen by your own eyes, BE. And I believe she will be pleased, no doubt, because of his diligence and care...but most of all, because he's waiting there.

    Thank you.

    A
     
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    cela Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I appreciate

    your fluid style, Heartbeat. Thank you for a portrait painted so well.

    CELA
     
  7. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Done in the classic Heartbeat style....simply beautiful!

    SWT
     
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    The early bird gets the worm always!!

    I'm diggin this here heartbeat!
    Very Nice!!:)
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very nice enjoyable read.

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSYN :heart:
     
  10. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Poets. This year like millions before it... Spring comes and I'm diggin the seasonal change.
     
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