My Mind Takes Flight, With Birds so Bright

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Birds






The dark of night, by a silver moon's light,

brings out the fancy, of my flight,

As the hooting owl, an evening pal,

the sharp refrain of Whippoorwill, shrill,




the parting notes of the night birds' call,

such beauty, in these sounds, to be of all,

A wish to join them, then comes to my mind,

enhances the senses, of an enjoyable kind.




When morning comes in glorious sunshine,

birds, all to greet, in breezes, so fine,

The chilling air and smells of the wood,

add meaning to life, and insure its good.




The black crows call from a distant field,

send a fond hello, in their duties, so filled,

The quacking ducks and cackling of geese,

on the lake below, seem not to cease.




The feathered friends, of plumage grand,

All to fly and then to circle, all above the land,

Their cheerful chatter, in such joyous sounds,

they, to all broadcast, in echoing resounds.




The hawks, the eagles, in winds on high,

seem to touch the limits, of a beautiful sky.

They stretch their wings to catch the drafts,

flying over hill and dale, in morning wafts.




As I stand on my cabin's small front porch,

a vision so lovely, a rising sun's grand torch,

The reds and golds, amid blue pastels,

awakening the senses with sights and smells.




Myriad in numbers, of the feathered kind,

do communicate, and in the birding mind,

My thoughts, of wonder, wish to join each one,

to brush the clouds, then, reaching for the sun.




I'd leave behind this world of such toil,

so well entrenched, within the hard ground's soil.

Then to climb the stories of the great clay cliffs,

soaring up and over, the marbled rifts,




When my mind takes it flight, amid the blue, up high,

there are no limits for any, to ever so deny.

Cool breezes upon my face, give a feeling of home,

and in such a welcomed grace, for me to roam.





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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

This is really amazing whonunuwho and the pictures add even more depth to the poetry. Well done and will share this, voted up and rated awesome as well.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is beautiful and so uplifting! '.... To brush the cloud then reaching for the sun.', amazing! Really enjoyed it. Are those paintings yours? They very nice....

Voting up and beautiful.


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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thank you for this lovely poem and the beautiful art that surrounds it. I assume the art is yours too. How talented you are! I have always loved to watch the birds and the messages that they bring.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks LaThing, yes the art is mine and the creatures that were painted, who though I may try, can never show the beauty that lies within each. My expression of their wildness and special qualities, I hope I have shared.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you craiglyn and I do appreciate your positive responses. I enjoy the painting and the writing about my subjects, the wild of the woodlands, that I so struggle to capture in their true essences.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you,Olde Cashmere, I enjoyed doing the work and writing about their beauty, which I try to capture in both attempts.


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Emanate Presence 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

You express much depth and sensitivity in your art and writing. You clearly feel your subjects and seem not far removed from them which is a gift. Thank you for putting out who you are on these pages and for visiting my Hub.


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BongSantos 4 years ago from Philippines

With words you weave a beautiful tapestry of images and messages. I'll join you in your flight. Thanks for sharing


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for the compliments,Bong, and always appreciated.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much,Emanate, your compliments are well received and deeply appreciated.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

You are a wonderful poet and artists. Your poem is pictorial where as art poetic.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Vinaya, I always appreciate the fine responses as yours.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Now your feathered friends open the world to such possibilities! Wonderful use of imagery here! thanks for sharing this lovely write!!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you midget, for the compliments. My mind does take flight with the beautiful birds, as I see them flying in the open air so freely.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Very beautiful! The words really makes me feel at home.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks ignugent, I really enjoy birds of all kinds and to watch them in their flight is so amazing.


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

I love the images of all the birdies they are beautiful and match your words perfectly!


Valleypoet 4 years ago

This was a great uplifting poetic journey through nature, a real treat. The pictures are impressive too. Voted up:-)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

You are a genius with words and so full of life with your art works - many would be envious of such great talent. Joining you in your flights.

Definitely voting up and beautiful.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much for your wonderful response. I am honored by your appraisal and greatly appreciate it. This is what makes me write and try to communicate my inner self.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Valleypoet, I was blessed to be able to share with you.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Ryem, I am so glad that you appreciated my work. Thank you so much.

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