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The House Upon the Wooded Hill

Updated on December 27, 2014
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The call of the wild is in our hearts, you see

We were also howling in unison, to be

A part of another life, an unmitigated eternity

Our song of life is meant unequivocally.


The moon and the stars cast a silvery glow

Then you’ll see what you have always known.

It took our paths intersecting to set the tone

And the die was cast to no longer walk alone.


The water’s edge, like time, will lay passage anon

Life’s former cloak will disappear and soon be gone

And the tales of mystery will trod upon

What will be only our future’s goings-on.


The eerie call of the Common Loon

Pairs thee well with the sight of the higher moon

And it sets the mood above the trees so opportune

So close your eyes and wish me to be with you soon.


The setting will be the single house upon the wooded hill

The darkest night may be snowy and chilled

The empty toboggan graces the shining stars until

The brightest star of all shines upon my windowsill.


That smile also brightly shines in my separatist mind

For this is the one I always knew was one-of-a-kind.

That rare diamond in the rough is meant to be mine,

Now I nod and grin, with everything so well defined.


The die is cast and I am graced

The perfect things in every place.

I just had to see what was always there to face,

And now our hearts and minds will interface.


Nothing was planned or searched to be

All that was necessary, was simply to see.

And when I did, fair Skye met me,

And I was shown the future of me and thee.

© 2014 Deb Hirt

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    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Peg! Thanks for reading and I'm glad that you think it's a decent piece of work.

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      Peg Cole 

      3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What an amazing poet you are, Deb. This one is beautiful with its imagery and flowing verse.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Sanjay! I have plucked a few choice words out of the air

      Here and there...

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      Sanjay Sharma 

      3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Beautiful romantic poem. The words,

      " Life’s former cloak will disappear and soon be gone

      And the tales of mystery will trod upon'

      sum up the entire spirit of the poem.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Faith Reaper! No telling what the future will bring, but I will keep trying to bring myself around the globe.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how wonderful, Deb! Congratulations on your newspaper publications. I bet they are read far and wide and much appreciated with your expertise no doubt. You should publish a book with the wildlife on Boomer Lake, to include all of your amazing photography. It would be a hit too.

      Well, we sure do appreciate you sharing your gift of poetry here.

      Blessings to you

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mary! Glad that you are enjoying a bit of my poetry now. People seem to like it...

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Faith Reaper. Since I am publishing Life at Boomer Lake in two newspapers, I must do something else on the pages, so I thought this might work out for now.

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      I'm late coming to the party but the beauty is always there. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Deb, this is truly a wonderful poem. Beautiful beyond any words that I can describe.

      I see that I have missed a good bit of your poetry! I must catch up. I have not seen any notifications that you had published ...

      Up ++++ tweeting, G+ and sharing

      Peace and blessings

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Meldz. So good to see you and hope al is well in your part of the country with the snow hiatus.

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      ignugent17 

      3 years ago

      Very beautiful! Voted up and more. :-)

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Pro Shell. I appreciate your having read this.

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      Pro Shell 

      3 years ago from Vereinigten Staaten

      Great references in this poem

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Jodah. I have SO much catch up to do, so I will get around more. Now I have a second newspaper column upcoming, so it will still be a little tougher, but I'll get around...

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another enjoyable poem aviannovice. It isn't easy to rhyme the last word of every line in a verse as you did here. Maybe I'l even get around to reading some of your bird hubs. Voted up.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Jackie. I always have an interest in what you have to say.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem and loved the visual. ^+

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I love that, Peg. I've never seen THAT happen before!

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      Peg Cole 

      3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Beautiful imagery, Deb. I like the line "Howling in unison". Reminds me of when a train comes through and the dogs in the neighborhood start singing.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Suhail! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you, too! Best of luck in the new job, and may you all remain well and happy.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Enjoyed reading your hub (poetry). I have just started with my new job and am seldom here on hubpages, but will surely find time to come here more frequently.

      Btw, a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope this year brings lot of happiness and joy to you.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank you, Iskhoso, I'm glad that you liked it.

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      Iftikhar ul Sami 

      3 years ago from Pakistan

      It was nice.

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      Dave 

      3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Deb,just catching up on your hubs, so glad I did " The die is cast and I am graced", just about sums you up. Beautiful poetry.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      thanks, Alicia…so good f you to say so.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You include some very interesting and intriguing imagery in your poems, Deb. Thanks for sharing them.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for coming around BlossomSB, and may you do the same.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem, thank you for sharing it - and wishing you a great New Year.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Eddy. It's good to see you again.

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      Eiddwen 

      3 years ago from Wales

      Loved this gem Deb especially this verse.

      The setting will be the single house upon the wooded hill

      The darkest night may be snowy and chilled

      The empty toboggan graces the shining stars until

      The brightest star of all shines upon my windowsill.

      Wishing you a wonderful New years my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's it, Sha...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Deb, this is beautiful. Sometimes our fate is right in front of our faces. All we need to do is open our eyes and hearts and allow it to be.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      As always, Mary, I humbly thank you for your continued support.

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      A beautiful poem about the one true love of our lives. Your poetry always hits the target Deb.

      Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Kevin, I am full of surprises. I have always been that way.

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Since I started I have only seen your weekly news about birds and other Hubs about birds, then up pops the poetry! Wow!

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why, perspy, thanks for your vote of confidence!

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Kevin! I began poetry at the age of 12, but have evolved much since then. I appreciate your support.

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      Perspycacious 

      3 years ago

      A wonderful romantic plea of love so meant for that future you describe.

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      It was beautiful Deb. You seem to me a natural poet but I am not sure that I am one to say. I voted up+++, shared and Tweeted.

      Kevin

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank you, Billy( as I face my library upon the wall, upturned palm in my 18th century attire).

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and well done. You know how I feel about your poetry. :)

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