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A Night of Solace

Updated on October 16, 2015
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An air of tranquil, yet ardent feelings

Is in the brew of nature’s tea,

May the caress of love be in your dealings

With the tinkling call of the chickadee.


The time is ripe when the sun doth set

Over the fiery montane greenery,

The golden hue of those flowing curls

Only adds to the perfection of my scenery.


Slow the speed of my racing heart

And may the chip of the warbler endear

The sights and sounds of love’s earthly passion

When your sweet song shows me you are near.


The nearby stream babbles in its query

When the seemingly full moon chooses to rise,

But when you move nearer my languishing space

To slip out of your cloaked daytime disguise.


Wind chimes can call in secret intent

Yet the stars can cast an innocent glow.

So few have ever truly seen

What my seductress surely knows.


Come be seated on my rocky bench

Which overlooks my supple range;

It can cast a somewhat eerie shadow

Though life is always subject to change.


And as we savor this precious moment

There is no room for encroachment now.

Steal a kiss from the harbinger of fall

And summer will fade by the rusted plow.


Chuck-will’s widow will cross the moon’s light

And call the cool night away,

Then before you know it

The bright sun announces a new day.


In the meantime, hold me now

Before our magic disappears,

Though the spell will be broken

As the cruelty of life premiers.


It was a dream well spent and I savored the night

As it showed what love meant to me.

You chirped your vows in return

For one night, just for me.


Now that reality has come into view

A tear escapes your eye.

For a bird and a gentle man

Must now bid each other goodbye.

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      Deb Hirt 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Norma. I guess I'm a descriptive poet on the things that matter to me. I'll get back in production here again when my masters is done.

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      Norma Lawrence 12 months ago from California

      Beautiful poem. I loved it. Keep them coming. I have never been in to poetry but yours are great and I enjoy them. Thanks

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      Deb Hirt 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Katherine! Sounds like you like a lot of the same things that I do. Good to see you again.

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      Katharine L Sparrow 17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Soft and melancholy write. I enjoyed this one. My favorite lines were "May the caress of love be in your dealings, With the tinkling call of the chickadee". Chickadees are one of my favorite little friends! I too write poetry, but have not posted any on hub pages as of yet. Thanks for sharing this one, a nice treat to enjoy with my coffee!

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      Deb Hirt 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, swalia.

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      Shaloo Walia 20 months ago

      Beautiful use of imagery!

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Mel. The nice things is that there are so many different types of chickadee.

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      Mel Carriere 21 months ago from San Diego California

      I love the tinkling call of a Chickadee. Beautiful words!

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Jackie. Glad that you liked it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 21 months ago from The Beautiful South

      A great poem of your favorite love, in my favorite style!

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Patricia! Calm and peaceful ways will benefit us all. Have a great day, yourself...

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Deb,

      I have read this before and truthfully can read it again and again..it is a favorite of mine....And I wanted to stop by and say hey and wish you a lovely afternoon.

      Angels are on the way to you and yours. ps

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Lawrence! Nature and I are one.

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      Lawrence Hebb 21 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Deb

      There's just something about the chirping of birds that speaks of a world the way it"s meant to be!

      Loved the word pictures here

      Lawrence

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, rdsparrowriter!

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      rdsparrowriter 21 months ago

      Beautiful poem :)

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Awe, Sha....(grin). Nature and I are definitely intertwined. Who knows, maybe one day, my memory will be synonymous with the protection of nature. We shall see what the future holds.

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      Shauna L Bowling 22 months ago from Central Florida

      Deb, no one blends the rapture of nature with the human spirit as beautifully as you do.

      My early poetry was inspired by nature, but you really hit the mark with the way you paint the depth of emotion with your words.

      I've said it before and I'll say it again: you are one of my favorite poets.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Missy, I don't know about perfection, but it wasn't bad, if I say so myself.(Grin)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      That was just beautiful aviannovice. I was absolutely enthralled with every word of your poem. I agree with Jodah. It is perfection! :)

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Gypsy Rose Lee. It's in me, bones.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      It's my life, in a way, Sheila. There will be some fairly heavy occurrences of research, but my heart will always be here.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most tranquil and expressive poetry.

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      Sheila Brown 22 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful poem, Deb. I too like the way you incorporate your love for nature in your poetry!

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Larry, I have it right here. Come see it sometime!

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      Larry Rankin 22 months ago from Oklahoma

      One of my favorite things in the world is the tranquility of nature, but it's getting harder and harder to find.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      You might like the one right behind it, too, Johan. Thanks for reading.

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      Johan Smulders 22 months ago from East London, South Africa

      Great stuff Debbie! Keep it up!

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Swalia! Sometimes I can be pretty good with that, thanks.

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      Shaloo Walia 22 months ago

      I loved the beautiful images you have created with your words.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Marie! Glad to see you and thanks for the kudos.

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      truthfornow 22 months ago from New Orleans, LA

      This is really cool.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, MsDora. I am also trying to play catch up, since this has been such a rough week. Every time I think I'm caught up, I lose ground again...

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 22 months ago from The Caribbean

      Sights, sounds and fell of nature, beautiful from beginning to end.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Patricia! I am always somewhere else...

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Getting lost in the wonder of your images carries me to another calmer place. Well done.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for your opinion, whonu!

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Nicely done and expressive of the call of nature. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are so welcome, fpherj48. I like to be able to get the attention of my readers, then build to the crescendo.

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      Paula 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This is the kind of intense poetry that grabs the soul and lights up our thoughts. I appreciate your work. Thank you for sharing with your readers.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy. It is definitely the influence of nature that made it go in that direction.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, James-wolve. It wrote itself, to be honest.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, manatita! Will look into more info later...thanks for the other mention...

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      Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The perfect poem for you....beauty of words and beauty of nature. You know I love your poetry so enough said.

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      Tijani Achamlal 22 months ago from Morocco

      The outstanding imagery in this romantic love poem is enhanced by your poetic choice of heavenly metaphors blended with the rhythm flowing from your heart. In other words I love it .

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      Extremely beautiful, a most adorable and brilliant poem! What a night of Solace, Deb!

      I feel that this poem is really special! Indeed, yet another of your most meaningful ones. Continue ...continue ...

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Cris! Keep your eyes our while in the air and let me know if you start to see any Sandhill Cranes or Whooping Cranes from the boreal forests of Canada heading south to Aransas, TX.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I don't teach for a living, Perspy, only to those that I can reach.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I enjoyed your choice of pure nature's stirring words and reading this while I'm all curled up here in my favourite spot is a past midnight delight.

      Nicely penned Deb!

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      Demas W Jasper 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Deb, Out of curiosity, are you working at the university or the local department?

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Perspy. I never know what my thoughts will conjure up as they work together.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      It wrote itself, John. When it started, I had no idea it was going to end that way, but I never know.

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      Demas W Jasper 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Treasured beauty from your mind.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      It's wonderful how you combined your love of nature and birds with your delightful poetry, Deb. This is perfection.