strange singer

although I haven't a name for the bird

possibly blown off course 

to its intended destination

now hidden in my garden hedge

probably trying hard to familiarize itself

with the chittering language of our homegrown species

I nevertheless have heard the most unusual most golden tones

it shares with them and my listening

that I can only describe

as being of such a soul-stirring quality

my heart and I could not fail to agree upon believing

has the distancing strength 

to even reach and deliver peace and comfort

to every restless spirit of the dead.

◄ heartistically

my goodbye friend ►


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Rose Casserley

Mon 15th Jan 2018 10:15

helpful bit of nit-picking P&S. Thanks' Leon Des and Rich. I agree Jems frightening indeed. I'll catch up with you soon.

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Sat 13th Jan 2018 19:04

although this poem is beautiful Rose it must be such a sad and frightening experience for the kind of birds that get blown off course and apart from their own kind so to say. Thank you.Jemima.

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Fri 12th Jan 2018 14:42

totally agree with all that Pat and Stef say plus my two pennyworths of saying this is a pearler Rose

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 11th Jan 2018 20:22

terrific piece Rose but just one nit-pick 'soul-stirring' in place of 'soul-searching.Apart from that, we love it!

P&S xx

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