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Fawns and Simpler Things

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I am your Spring

Spindly, unspoken

Mending your dreams

Faded and broken

 

Sweet woodland grasses

Kissed by the sun

Nurture my soul

Teach me to run

 

Delve in my eyes

Of nature’s unknown

I hold your heart

I am your home

 

We are writing “From Nature’s Point of View”.

at dVerse Poets Pub.

 3 p.m. EST.

 

 

 

 

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Do You See Herons?

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Herons? Yes, I see them often…from a distance. Familiar sights on regular hikes through marshlands and parks. They appear to me as a privilege, preening on a rock amidst the reeds or sailing overhead in glorious flight. Grey. That is common or sometimes a Great White Egret, with plumage of an angel set aglow by the sun. It is always enough to slightly dazzle me. Today I am given a gift. From the top of the bridge that arches over a murky green creek, I stand only a few feet away from him. Staring motionless at the water with one leg spindly and bent, he waits. He waits more patiently than I do. He cares not that I watch. I become a similar statue, camera in hand anticipating his next move. And there it is. Saaaa-nap! His elongated beak now holds firmly to a tiny wriggling fish along with an innocent leaf caught in the hunt. An ordinary day for him. I am a guest, if only to admire a great heron’s dinner.

 

leaves ride in ripples

twilight grants one last favour

over humdrum day

 

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We are looking for the “extra” in the ordinary for Haibun Monday. Grace is our host and she has reacquainted us with the form.  Hope you can join us!

 

Collaboration for Peace – 28

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Have the courage to listen to the poems of your heart.
Candy and Mish

 

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Heart Song
          ♥
Sing your own song
fling it into the air
be bold
uncontrolled
shout your own words
devout words
or somber
words of joyfulness
let your heart speak
its unique language
in poems of hopefulness
and peace

 

© Candace Kubinec

Collective Thoughts

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You speak in gaggles of geese

But I am in flight with kettles of hawks

Tipping my wings to wisps of clouds

Watching the mischief of mice below

 

You take the stand of flamingos

One foot planted, uncommitted

But my heart beats in murmurations of starlings

My eyes flutter in the charm of hummingbirds

 

 

Written for dVerse where we have been inspired by De to get creative using bird group names or other animal group names.

Collaboration for Peace-2

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Candy and I have been working on a project that we would like to call “Collaboration for Peace”. Here is our second creation, combining my photos with her haiku.  We hope to spread peace and hope throughout this community of poets. Who is Candy? You can find her at rhymeswithbug.com We are both members of Artists4Peace.

 

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shore birds gather
along the beach like children
collecting treasures
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© candace kubinec

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

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This lovely beast had no qualms about sticking his neck out for a treat. Photo taken at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Enjoy some more treats at The Daily Post.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/treat/

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

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Goslings on the pond

Droplets roll off golden fuzz

Buoyancy meets gravity

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/forces-of-nature/