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An Engaging Serenade

Updated on March 25, 2011
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An Engaging Serenade


I took a stroll in the yard today,
the hour was mid morn.
I paused to just inhale the day
and rejoice at Spring's newborn...


As I stood, I heard a tune
sing out loud and strong...
and let my eye, led by my ear
slowly pan along...


Above my head, there framed in leaf,
a flash of scarlet's shout...
the sweetest little cardinal sat,
his melody quite stout.


Frozen in the moment, I,
in wonder, could but stare,
to find this little crowned carmine
sit singing to me there.


His song a lilting, throaty tune
enthralled me into trance...
a captivating song he sang
that made my spirit dance.


He spied me down below him,
and sang with all his might...
a song so sweet and beautiful
a most delightful audio-sight.


He never missed a single beat
in engaging serenade...
delivering a gift so fine,
unique in crafting, and hand made.


He set my heart to thrill with joy
to hear his soul-felt song
and as I stood, enraptured, there
my spirit sang along!

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      A visit from you is always a pleasure, Mr c! I am happy to hear that Spring is on your horizon! Thank you, kindly for your attentions! They make my day!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ...well all of your poetic serenades are engaging - in fact I was sitting out on my 'sun soaked' deck this morning with my two cats (loving it also!) with my coffee and 'writing' pad being serenading by nature's spring wonders - birds chirping, the sun reflecting my 'diamonds' on the water and the milder air of what appears to be a change in the seasons - and then I come inside and find your sacred name on my computer screen - Miss M - it dosen't get any better than that - and I'm talking about your writing ....too!!!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      cat, I am happy to hear that...altho...I hope it did not make you salivate...lololol! ( a cardinal would make a right tasty morsel for a cat, now...)

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lovely and so vivid in flowing verse- it made my spirits dance too to imagine the cardinal's song :>)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Ruby, thanks! It was an amazing moment that I was allowed to capture! As always, great to see you! Hugs!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your pictures of the Cardinal are beautiful and your poetry is amazing. I love them both.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Vickie! I so appreciate your visit and lovely comment! Take care!

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      Vickie Bovender 

      7 years ago from Southeastern US

      Good mornin', Tnderhrt --

      What a lyrical, wonderful piece. I was right there with you, listening to the cardinal's song. Great pictures, great writing. Voting up and beautiful!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Micky, it wasn't until I stumbled on your hub about Cardinals, Cardinal Sins, etc...that I knew for sure this little bird was indeed a cardinal...Your hub, by the way was just awesome! Thank YOU!!!

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      sofs, The amazing part of this little encounter was that this little guy didn't move or budge, seemed to look down at me and sing on....I had taken my son's dog out and had her on the leash. That didn't phase this cardinal...so I took the dog in and came back with my camera, and there he was still sitting and singing, posed for me to capture him on camera...It was truly amazing!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Awesomely beautiful! You know I love those birds! Thank you!!!

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      sofs 

      7 years ago

      Amazing ... a cardinal serending you tnderhrt, I am sitting here picturing that lovely scene. The pictures you have there..just help my imagination further..and the thought of him doing it with all his might to impress you his lady, sounds so charming. I loved it. God Bless you!!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Vietnamvet, thank you, Sir! I always appreciate a visit from you! ~Blessings~

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      vietnamvet68 

      7 years ago from New York State

      a beautiful write, I always love listing to the cardinal sing is songs.I loved your beautiful pictures also thanks for sharing

      God Bless

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      MysteriousOne 

      7 years ago

      This is a great read,Ms.Tnder....made me smile the whole time I was reading it. I love the pictures.Beautiful, my friend!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Awww bella! You are just so awesome! I think it is a male cardinal...God I hope I'm correct...He had a little crown up on his head, like I think cardinals do...no bird-watcher here so...he seemed to pose for me! Thanks!

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Great pics!! What kind of birdie is this red robin??? lol idk. Loved it I bet the lil red birdie made you sing in rhyme cause this is beautiful and great just like you!!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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