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Follow me, child

Phoneless and free

Where earth sings

Songs of your roots

Ancient and pure

Pluck stars from indigo skies

Put them back into your eyes

Decorate your pale skin

In leaf shadows and sunlight

Relish in the riches

And blessings of nature

 

 

 

It’s Quadrille Monday and Kim is our host. She has offered us the word “rich” to incorporate into a 44 word poem, not including the title. Join in the fun!

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44 responses »

  1. Phoneless and free—wonderful phrase.

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  2. Nature does indeed hold many riches.

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  3. Love what nature can offer… phoneless is great.

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  4. So life-affirming in ensuring a child understands the magic of nature. We take it for granted. The kids in the electronic age need to be taught.

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    • Yes, when I see babies and toddlers crying for I-pads (literally), swiping on phones and not wanting to smile because they’ve had so many pictures taken by cell phones….it’s disturbing. Thanks for reading.

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  5. Oh, to be phoneless and free, Mish, and to listen to the earth singing songs of our roots! I love the rich imagery of your quadrille.

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  6. Phones, these days, are truly the ultimate symbol of enslavement. True riches come from a lack of being tied down to things like that

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  7. I inhale this deeply. Without distractions,nature plays its own sweet song. Lovely one Mish.

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  8. This is powerful! ❤️I agree mobile phones and technology rule the minds of young and old alike.

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  9. I need to turn this into a song for my kids. sadly, they might ask me if the song is on youtube- whilst they studiously study their phones! Love the message.

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  10. Oh is a beautiful call back to nature’s wonders

    Happy Monday

    much love…

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  11. Phoneless and free – great phrase. I love singing the song of your roots.

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  12. “Phoneless and free” is right!

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  13. Glenn Buttkus

    Phoneless in Seattle, what a concept. I agree that should be word, a metaphor, a reality. Teachers have to take phones during a lecture, but some schools won’t let them.

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  14. Follow me child, phoneless and free… what an excellent opening two lines! I had to read after that… well written Mish!

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  15. To truly experience the richness of nature we need to silence those phones. My favorite line

    Pluck stars from indigo skies

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  16. phoneless and free is a great way to be–beautiful write!

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  17. Relish in the riches
    And blessings of nature

    Yes! ❤

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  18. Lovely–like a lullaby.

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  19. There is nothing richer than nature! No phones just buzzing bees and cicadas!

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  20. Disconnect… and reconnect with nature. Nice.

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  21. Phoneless and free…..deviceless and free. Follow me indeed…into the natural wonders we can see and appreciate if we but look up from our devices! 🙂

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  22. Yes, absolutely – disconnect!

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  23. This is beautiful! It is so nice to be out in nature completely disconnected.

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  24. This is gorgeous, Mish! Most days lately, I wish for most of our technology to disappear.

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  25. “Phoneless and free” – quite important admonitions for anyone, child and adult alike, to enjoy the beauty of nature and most other things.

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  26. I like the idea of putting stars back in the eyes of the disenchanted so that they can see the wonder of nature. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thank you for such a lovely poem. It made my day. Reminds me of my youth strolling down a country lane on a lazy summers day.

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