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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: December 12, 2019      Views: 120

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For more than 50 years I wrote and set aside my writing hoping someday, as I came into a life of repose, I would be able to review, organize and find my inner voice through my writing. This wonderful site provides such a safe haven, instruction, crit - more...

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He is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #45 spot on the rankings.

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This work has reached the exceptional level
I could spend the day just watching them come and go
"My Bird Feeder" by JLR
Oh, the bountiful joy that is brought to my soul
every day, as birds flock at my feeder.

The special sighting of Passeriformes, my favorite
the Emberizidae-Cardinalinae,
Known far and wide as the Northern Cardinal.
The proud male, chirping away as he stands out
from all the rest with ruby red feathers
and a glowing orange beak.
I sit patiently watching and certain to see
his mate, the smaller of the two, with golden hues
and taupe feathers with a muted orange beak.

As the sun crosses the yardarm the species most
active out my window are the Fringillidae; Finches.
The common house finch, the purple finch. the goldfinch
all tweeting and twittering, each taking a turn to nibble on
seeds and splash in a pool of water, as if dancing a dance.

Then if my luck holds strong, at the setting in of dusk,
I may be fortuitous to see the evening grosbeak feasting
at the perch, he with his vibrant yellows and white
with tucks of black feathers and she with a mottled white underbelly
and caped-like black over white wings and most golden yellow beak.
What a God-given sight to see! These living, breathing creatures,
as they co-exist in my midst.

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Being retired affords the luxury of seeing things I missed the majority of my working life. What a special connection, this time and space have become for me, with God's wondrous gifts for all of us too just stop and see!

Thanks for the use of Peeker at the feeder by Photopeb on FanArtReview.com
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