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The Magpies and the Starlings - a neighborly clamor

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The Magpies and the Starlings - a neighborly clamor

Mr. and Mrs. Magpie quarreled
with the shy Starling couple
on our roof's chimney
fight for their tallboy

The Magpies are much bigger
and tweet continuously
Mr. and Mrs. Starling step down
leave their roof and flue 

The Starlings were moving on
could track them down easily
on smokestacks' other side
a place of their own

All evening long I could hear
trotting up and down the roof
tweeting a victory song
restful symphonies

©Ellie Wouterse

PS. Hope you enjoy also the scenery nature displayed.... 

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  1. Date: 3/6/2014 8:54:00 PM
    this is so cool to write about one's birds. I have done this too, about the robins and the swallows around my house in the spring. I sure hope they come back this year to nest. congrats. I really like this.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/7/2014 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Andrea for the congrats. Hehe.... Let me know when your 'inlaws' did arrive this year.. I'll keep you posted too. The same procedure as last year.... :-) Dutch greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/6/2014 8:15:00 AM
    I like it, congratulations.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/6/2014 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed the read Richard..and thank you so much for the congrats Happiest Dutch greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 3:32:00 PM
    Lovely; I feel sort of sorry for the shy couple. // congrats on placing

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/6/2014 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY for the congrats... sorry for the shy couple... aren't we all when watching our own couple or person behind the metaphor......... Happy Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 1:56:00 PM
    You played it wonderfully and I, enjoyed!! Congrats on the win!!! Thanks for your congratulatory visitation.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/6/2014 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    and thank you for your congratulatory visit. Happiest Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 7:31:00 AM
    I do love the way you take time to watch as nature puts on its show. Congrats on your win, Elly

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I appreciate you taking the time for a read and commenting with content. So glad you enjoyed the read of this one. Happy Dutch greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 7:00:00 AM
    - Hello Elly, congratulations on your lovely winning poem in Giorgio A.V. contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Anne Lise for your Nordic congrats. Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 6:59:00 AM
    Congrats on the worthy win Ellie.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Kayode for your congrats. Holl. Grüsse Elly
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 5:38:00 AM
    Oh yes Ellie, I enjoyed the scenery displayed and I LOVE the personification used for the magpies and starlings... 'restful symphonies' indeed! This would be a very good children's book...Congrats my friend - Tim

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 5:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for the 'TUM" Tim!!!
    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Tum for taking the time for a read and commenting the way you did. lad you enjoyed my visualization of a restful symphony........ Dutch greetings Elly. PS. I'll stick to poetry but I can see what you mean.
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 5:32:00 AM
    Lovely poem. Congratulations on the fine win, elly

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Ram for reading, commenting and the congrats. Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:28:00 PM
    This is really cool. I used to do poems on the swallows that moved above our garage. Sure wish they'd come back from last year.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And mrs. D.. did they??????????? ;-)
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:43:00 AM
    What great atmosphere to his playful piece! Nicely done! :)

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/5/2014 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You've got an eye ...;-)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/1/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant, "This". :) LOL! Thanks for the heads-up!