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Oh what joy

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Oh what joy

Oh, what joy.

Oh what joy it is to sit
Amidst the lovely flowers
Hearing Wagtail sing his song
With all the lovely power
Gave him by sweet tender life
What joy it is to be
Alone here sitting in my garden
As I melt in mystery.

Oh, what joy it is to see
The dance upon the breeze
Of lovely branches painted green
As they frow from graceful trees
Oh, what joy it is to hear
At the closing of the day
The corellas flying overhead
As they go upon the way.

Oh what joy, such untold joy
It is to be with me
In the silence of my soul
What lovely mystery
As canary sings his lovely song
And day begins to die
Oh, what joy it is to be
This entity called ‘I’.

13 December 2013 @ 1420hrs.

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  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Hi Peter, once again the heart is lightened by reading your words. You paint such wonderful pictures with your words. I just need to sit back and close my eyes and the open spaces are mine. What joy it would be just to sit in your garden in deep thought, to feel one with nature and yourself. Flowing along the dream of life with such thoughts, I can't see you having a dull day Peter. All the best to you and Vera. Take care both. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/19/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you again Michael, it is people like yourself who keep me fired up to write more. I appreciate this so much, my friend....all the best to you for Christmas and the new year.....peter
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Peter, you painted joy in my day with this wonderful read!! You are indeed an artist of articulation! my best, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Chuck. You are very much appreciated with your kindness....Peter
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:46:00 PM
    - Peter ... incredibly beautiful - and you get to long for the summer on the darkest winter day - Thank you dear friend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you, my friend for all your wonderful comments....Peter
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:02:00 PM
    As one who grows and tends to my gardens, this is a comforting poem to me, alas, the many weeds I'm a prisoner of..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Frederic, my garden is so wonderfully wild that the weeds are never in sight lol. Thankd for your comments, my friend...Peter
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne-Lise, I love it all, every moment is sweet. thank you for your wonderful comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Beautifully crafted Peter :). I think you have wonderfully expressed joy in your poem my friend. Just stopping by to say hello.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mustapha, thank you for your wonderful comments, and thank you for dropping in...peter
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Oh, what joy it is to read such a lovely poem: The song of a soul in perpetual search of inner peace!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Demetrios. Thank you so much. That is the only thing worth searching for. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Nice flow and rhyme throughout. I think I will have to check the form, while the word is so familiar I'm not that familiar with the form, but good work here.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, my friend. I mostly only write in this form, because the words flow so easily in this form. I guess I am limited a little. I appreciate your comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:09:00 PM
    What a wonderful write. It is sad that there are so many that haven't found the inner peace that you speak of in your poem. Beautiful write Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jon, your kind comments are more than welcome....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Oh!Peter you have described out garden beautifully in that lovely poem, I do love the mornings when we are sitting outside around our fishpond sipping on a cup of tea, beautiful write my dear. Luv. Ve.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my Darling. that is my favourite time of day. it's the little things that mean so much. I knew that you really do love my wild garden, even though you moan about it sometimes. It is like my mind, wild....peterxxxxx
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:03:00 PM
    what awesome great joy, yes, THIS is so inspiring, just being in the moment and grateful for all. This is wonderful, Peter!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, I think every poet can probably relate to the beauty of life. I appreciate your very kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Enjoyed your lovely poem Peter, best wishes Elizabeth

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Elizabeth. Your comments are so appreciated....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Nice visual work here, wonderful words and lines loved it. cheri and thank you for your comments yes my husband is my world

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cheri for your kind comments. I love to see happy marriages, they are so rare these days....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Am happy to hear such a joyful poem. This would certainly lift all spirits.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David for your very kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:06:00 PM
    very nice write Peter.....reflecting on the beauty of nature is indeed a joy...

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Loving the words , well put together. Indeed you are a lover of mother nature , from the birds to the trees, such sweet sounds and colours. Very much Joy in this poem my friend just like your soul :) blessings from bonny Scotland.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andy, your words are so kind, and blessings to you from Perth, down under....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 5:02:00 PM
    It would be so wonderful to live where such beautiful birds fly free...wonderful Peter...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna. I love our beautiful birds here, but sometimes I miss those sweet dawn Chorus'e s in England where I was born. I always appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:58:00 PM
    wonderful! a joy, indeed!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, your comments are wotrth so much to me....peter
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:13:00 PM
    what a beautiful write, my friend.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack, your comments are very much appreciated...peter