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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: March 21, 2017      Views: 335
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Retired music teacher, and now trying to write my heart out, about what is going on in my mind.

I was asked a few times what my surname means. I only know it is from French origin. I did a Google search and I found the following explanati - more...

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Chapter 26 of the book 34. Seasons
Season Poetry - Ode
"Ode to Migrating Birds" by Sandra du Plessis


Oh, charming fall season
this time of year
it brings me cheer,
cool weather's the reason;
migrating birds in wild
know what to do
when the flight's due,
I feel like a small child;
I will miss all the birds
from garden's trees
they leave with ease,
I am here without words;
their nests are still intact
it all seems fine
it's a sure sign,
next Spring, they will be back.



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Author Notes

An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.

Example #1:
An Ode To Dreamers

When dreamers dream
And lovers love
Do they receive their visions
From heaven above?
Or do they originate
Where all things start
Within our minds
Within our hearts?
I know not all
But what I do know is this
You cannot build a Kingdom
Upon a flimsy wish
So believe in your dreams
Follow them blind
Lest you loose them all,
To the hands of time.

NS: there are no prescribed meter, form or rhyme requirements. I used envelope rhyme a, b, b, a for each four lines and 6, 4, 4, 6 syllables.

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