Music From Nature

Songbirds, chirp in the early morn.,

They sing a tune of their own.

As if sending a message to another...

Another one of their own.

Communication? I don't know.

But l do know that it's beautiful.

What a beauty.  He's waiting to wake you up.
What a beauty. He's waiting to wake you up.
Open wide.  Good Boy!!!
Open wide. Good Boy!!!

A Cockeral crowing in the early morn.

Waking many who are asleep,

How LOUD they raise their tuneful cry,

Though people sleeping, at home, nearby,

Are not so pleased to be awakened,

Too early for most humans.

But cockeral knows the time to crow,

And when he does.....It's beautiful.


Time for farmers to begin their work,

Make hay While The sun Shines,

From this a farmer will never shirk.

And their fields they do look beautiful.

Throught the leafy lane to the farmers' fields
Throught the leafy lane to the farmers' fields

Nightime is a Different Story

Nightingales have their own songs

At the other end of the day,

When stars are twinkling in the sky

Saying 'goodbye' to the day.

The nightingale brings on his whistle,

He sings LOUD into the night.

Hoping a female will hear his singing

And together they'll happily take flight.

Nightingale waiting for his time to croon
Nightingale waiting for his time to croon

MY BIRD PHOBIA OF 40 YEARS. !

I cannot quite believe I have managed to write this little poem . Putting pictures was even harder.

You see, l have had a phobia of birds for more than 40years.

At its worst l could not look even at a photo or a bird on the t.v., without sweating , feeling the colour drain from my face and tears well-up in my eyes.

Phobias are strange things. There seems no logical reason for many phobias. Lions would be a better one for me. I am highly unlikely to bump into a lion in my everyday life.....but birds!!!

Every time I visit my son the Parrot has to live outside the door. I am aware of a bird being in the room whether l can see it or not. WEIRD.

I have slowly tried self-help , mainly because l am too afraid of a therapist bringing a bird into the room and hoping l will gradually get to like the thing and touch it.! AAAAAAARG!!!

No way could l cope with that. I still have a long way to go, but this hub is a massive step forward and it all began because a tiny bird outside my window in Springtime was singing such a pretty tune and then it seemed like he was getting an answer back from a similar tune but further away from my garden.

40 years is a long time . Who knows if l'll ever be really ok with birds, but considering even the WORD birds used to make me feel faint. I think l've made a good start.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

The hub was nice but the fact that you faced your phobia is huge...congratulations, Dim! I love that you continue to grow as a human being even as an adult. Bravo my friend, and blessings always.

bill


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

So this is therapeutic poetry. Very well done and hopefully helpful in fighting your phobias. Jamie


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you billybuc. You cannot imagine how huge a step it was for me to find photos and choose. I shiver a little just thinking of it now.

Yet everything l wrote in the poem l believe to be true.

Thank you so much for all your support.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Excellent! Wow, you have come a long way to be able to write this poem and add the photos too of these birds when you have such a fear! One step in the right direction in facing your fears a little at a time is good.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is really interesting to know that you had a phobia about birds. Because generally I think they fascinate everyone with their beauty. And watching them is a real pleasure. But Phobias are Phobias and they can happen.

But the good thing is that you have written this hub about birds and that too beautifully. Lovely pictures too!

Thanks for sharing this unique experience!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

What a great poem and story. A definite V++

Many Blessings to you,

Kim


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This is a true masterpiece Dim; I loved it and vote up for sure.

Eddy.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Jaime. I hope too, that this will be a beginning of getting rid of this phobia.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Faith reaper.

Thank you for commenting. I have to admit l scroll straight to the comments. l am not pushing my luck by seeing all the bird pictures every time l answer a comment. I am , however, still amazed at myself.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Chitran.......Sharan.

I know l still have a long way to go. but this is a massive leap forward.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Ocfireflies...... Thank you very much for taking the time to read and comment.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Eddy,

Thanks for the thumbs up. Funny how l meant every word of the poem, although l had to imagine kittens not birds singing. LOL

I daren't look at the pics for too long, but l have still made a huge step forward and I can't expect 40 years to vanish in a month or two.

Take care. Dim.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Wonderful hub! Overcoming your fear of birds is certainly a great achievement and now you can enjoy the beauty of nature's music!


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for reading and commenting. l appreciate you taking the time.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thank you for sharing your phobia with us - and those lovely photos. Hopefully by doing this, it will be a small step towards overcoming the problem. The song of birds are so interesting and diverse.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Blossom. You are so kind.

I honestly couldn't have put those pictures up a year ago.

Baby steps.

Take care.


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retired06 3 years ago from Oregon, USA

Good job in facing your fear and moving forward to overcome it. Personally I think the poem and pictures are beautiful. Enjoyed. Blessings to you as you move forward.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a beautiful, encouraging comment.

Thank you retired06

Blessings to you also for being so kind.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

That is actually a nice phobia to have :-)


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

I can only assume you have never suffered with a phobia..!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

So do you eat chicken or run a-fowl?


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Micky ... You're a star as always.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hello Dim. Reading your lovely poem I would never have guessed that you have difficulties when faced with birds. Penning this is a sure sign that you're on your way toward facing even your darkest fears.

P.S. I hope that having Ms. Woodpecker in my avatar doesn't make you cringe. I'm afraid of spiders. I can get an entire aerobic workout in 30 seconds if I should walk into one of their webs. I go completely wacko.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

I know exactly what you mean. My husband once said that l am a strong woman , but if l was locked in an aviary l would turn into a quivery jelly. (Nice man, really)

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am pleased you liked the poem.


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majida123 3 years ago from Pakistan

I liked your hub very much it is very very informative for me. I don't have any bird phobia as of now but I'm afraid I would develop one because I have a green pet (green indian neck parrot) and I have almost fallen into love with this little, beautiful creature, he can imitate me, sing the song which I teach him and above all understand my emotion.

I am not a poet though I want to compose a poem for him and I would appreciate if you could write one for me and dedicate it to all those who have a lovely parrot

Thank you


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I enjoyed reading the lovely poetry and looking at the beautiful photos. After reading about your phobia, I'm very impressed that you created this hub. Congratulations!


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi AliciaC.......

Glad you enjoyed the little poem, and thank you so much for the congratulations.

Many people don't realise how debilitating some phobias can be.

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