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A Certain Joy

Updated on March 3, 2011

regardless of the season
a certain joy is always heard
if you but pause to listen,
it's in the music of a bird.

you can hear it in the summer
when all seems bright and gay
you can hear it when the day breaks
chasing darkness from its way.

you can hear it in the autumn
with its panoramic view
a recital of the local birds
sing a Capella rich and true

you can hear it in the winter
in the bitter grasp of freeze
If you listen closely
there's hint of music on the breeze.

an enchanting sweet concerto
in total harmony will ring...
a melody that's matchless
to the dazzle of the spring.

regardless of the season
a certain joy is always heard
but you must pause to listen,
to hear the music of a bird.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is another wonderful work of joy. I loved it.

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      tnderhrt23 - Everyone really liked your poem here... including me. Around here, when we say, "This is for the birds" that is what we mean - like plenty of bird seeds, lots of fresh water, apple slices, bread, and a lot of looking and listening. Mostly here we have doves, starlings, sparrows, mockingbirds, some crows, robins (for w short while beginning in February),and an occasional hungry hawk.

      Gus :-)))

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      Emily40 7 years ago

      I love this, very sweet.

      Living in the country side we get alot of this..when you live in the city you hardly hear the birds!

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      The wonders of joy, awesome words.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Ann, This is a reminder to me as well! Thank you for your lovely comment!

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      AnnRandolph 7 years ago

      The word joy was impressed upon my spirit through the entire holiday season. Thanks for reminding me that it's there for the taking every day.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      I love you, Epi!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...well there is always a certain joy when I read your words - the very words of a mature and seasoned poet who can affect us with her profound thoughts and fascinating insights - in one word from the epi-man - essential!