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Daytime in My Mind

Updated on April 10, 2013
Male Northern Cardinal
Male Northern Cardinal | Source

The sounds of spring fill the air

Wonders come oh, so near

The cardinals p-thew! p-thew!

With a hiss, sun evaporates dew.

The smells of fresh mowed grass,

A neighboring mobile's tinkling glass.

The wind shuffles the leaves of last fall

The smell of hay from Beebee's stall.

Robin Redbreast at the bath

And a mouse's tail dragging upon the path.

These precious sounds I impart to you,

My sight is gone, but not my roots...

Canada Goose
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    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Pamela! Have a wonderful holiday.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Beautiful. And I love your Canada Goose photo!

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jodah. That's really an excellent idea.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful descriptive sounds of Spring in these words. You could probably make a series of poetry about the senses, eg Sounds of Summer, Smells of Winter etc.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Theresa. Our sense are so important. Many people tend to take them for granted.

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      Theresa Ast 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Deb - A wonderful poem, an immersive step into the sounds that are all around us and which deserve to be noticed. I must remember to close my eyes more often and wait for everything that my other senses have to share with me. Sharing. Theresa

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks again, Tess. Our world has so much to offer, and we really don't need to look very far for it.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I'm immersed in your beautiful descriptive words. Beautiful spring poem and I could almost hear the bird sounds! Hugs, Tess

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      KoffeeKlatch, that is one of my top pleasures, along with the heat of the sun beating down upon me in a hayfield. That aroma is so reminiscent of the countryside, which is where I grew up.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful. I like the way you show us spring by some of our other senses. The smell of new mown grass is one of my favorites.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Close you eyes after you open the door and it will heighten your sense of hearing/. It is truly amazing what you can hear. As always, Alicia, thanks for visiting.

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely expression of exploring nature using senses other than sight. I love the thought of hearing a mouse's tail dragging along a path!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Leslie! Glad that you liked it. How many feet of snow do you still have? I really don't miss winters in the northeast.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      i adored this aromatic sojourn into spring!

      I could almost smell Beebee's stall, and it smells delicious!

      I am impatient as this year is ridiculous for snowfall - i still have FEET of it in my yard..sigh..

      voting and sharing, Deb!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Meldz! As always, it is good to see you. Thanks for the visit , and I hope that your day has been fabulous, as well.

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      Lovely poem. It really expresses the beauty of spring.

      Enjoyed looking at your pictures.

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Mr Archer, so nice to hear from you, and thanks for saying so.

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      Mr Archer 

      5 years ago from Missouri

      Beauty with words. You have a touch avian. A touch a lot of people do not have, myself included. Great job!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It is amazing what is going on around us, Billy. We take so much of it for granted, we sometimes miss hearing it.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Short but oh so sweet, Deb! I love to lay on the grass and listen to the sounds around me....there is so much to life that we do not notice if we do not enlist all of our senses.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like a great thought, Jim. Thanks for the words of encouragement, and may all your memories of the sounds of nature be beautiful ones.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is a beautiful poem Deb! Sounds of spring are indeed beautiful. I was at the ponds yesterday morning about 9 and was amazed at all the calls od Redwing Blackbirds, geese honking, ducks, even a nesting platform with an Osprey in it calling incessantly. I may do an update when I look at the pics I took.

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