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Two Magpies

Updated on June 21, 2020



Two Magpies On A Window Sill

Two Magpies passed us by today

As some spiders weaved a home,

We sat in silence to survey.

Way up high upon the window sill,

We saw one bird was black

The other white, with patches on his bill.

I felt the wind as black bird circled

Around my head,then landed on the sill.

Then a little quiver down my back,

As white bird joined him once again, on the sill.

The second spider sat in golden threads, made soft with quill.

Then spider one dropped down.

Upon the white bird he did land

The high ride he was given, over trees and then a hill,

Made him wish he'd stayed at home.

So safe ,within his web of gold, upon the window sill.

As worms and flies were gathered

That spiders eyes grew big with greed,

As white bird swooped up higher,

And travelled home to fill his

Partners nest with worms and flies.

And one solitary spider for her to kill..........


© 2009 jandee


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    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello MFB111;Delighted to get your comment!Can think of many examples ,thanks and sorry for delay ,in France,jandee

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      Matthew Frederick Blowers III 

      10 years ago from United States

      Ah, he caught a flight upon the feathered quills that would script his demise, I love the picture of a beady eyed spider being

      flown not on a strand of silk spun, but on the back of its soon to be predator. Perhaps we should all note where we might land when we turn to take flight. superb...MFB III

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      So do I Tony ! Don't know where it came from!! Thanks. m.

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      Tony McGregor 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Lovely nature poem. I really enjoyed reading it. Can't help but feel a little sorry for the spider!

      Love and peace


    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks Charlie,nice to have you read, jandee

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      10 years ago

      LOL I enjoyed the ride with the spider. Very creative.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks D.A.L wonder where the line is ?jandee

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      10 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Jand, liked this one, some may find this a little sad {about the spider} yet this is nature taking its every day course. Nature that only the lover of nature would even notice. Will be back for more.


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