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Cry Of The Whippoorwill

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Cry Of The Whippoorwill

The mist seems to be covering the cool water this morning
Just like my grandmother's quilt lying across her feather bed
The sun is breaking dawn, on the horizon brightly shining
As I hear the last cry of a whippoorwill and wonder what it said

The nighttime creatures have found their place for sleeping
In their burrows and on highest branches, some now are perching
The daytime comes alive with the sounds of all of those
Who simply prefer life in sunshine I suppose

The faint light of the stars turns into sunrise golden hue
Then the sky above goes from darkness to pale blue
The mist disappears as though it had never been
Perhaps just being absorbed back to where last night it began

The trees gently wave as if to say hello to a new day
White clouds roll across the sky in an entertaining way
Making pictures as they go for all who take the time to see
What to make of each is up to you and me

Now the sun starts sinking as the breeze begins to still
I can see the moon peeking over the far distant hill
I once again hear the lonely cry of a single whippoorwill
The mist re-appears and with stars the night sky does fill

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:18:00 PM
    this is a really pretty one down here that I am finally seeing. I really like this one! WAs it inspired by any contest, or did you get inspired by your own part of the world?

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/24/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea...just one I pulled out of an old notebook of long ago....Donna...thanks for reading....
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Oh, I love the way you put this together Donna,, very nice ;}

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie. Glad you enjoyed reading my poem....blessings always....
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Donna, you have a neat sense of perception. We are so lucky to have this (and you) to bring the beauty home. Thank-you also for your comment. You are wise!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the welcome and very kind comments. As for wise, I've had my share of mistakes but we just keep on tryin' right? Blessings new friend
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Beautiful words in your poem Donna. - Pleasant to read - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so glad you enjoyed. You have a wonderful one yourself. Peaceful and sunny I hope.
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:23:00 PM
    This is a purely beautiful and wonderful write my friend! I really loved reading this amazing poem this afternoon! What a masterful piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell, it's truly amazing to observe nature day in and day out like I have been fortunate enough to do in the country all my life. Your kind words make me smile.