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A Pirate Jay

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A Pirate Jay

Outside    the fall is deep and new
Tangled branches on the trees
Are bare    black    but drifted white

Survivors of the wintry night,
Birds are perched    by nature blended;
At intervals a few will fly.

A few will light beneath a weathered
Picnic table    darting    drilling
Sorting husks    or    hunting a nut

Some squirrel has hidden in a place
He    only    knows.  Then    on a stump
One whiskered fellow paws a fruit

And    from above    a pirate jay
Comes circling down    so blue    so bold
Pecks his tail    then steals the gold.

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 2:48:00 AM
    I was looking for the final write to the masked ball and when I didn't see it I decided to check out your earlier work. I love this poem. The last stanza is wonderful.

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 7:24:00 AM
    Hey Dave...just dropping by your older post to see how your writes were when you were sooo much younger ! *smiles* Awesome poem here Sir ! Great job ! much love, james

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 4:50:00 AM
    Good morning Daver just here snooping to see what one of your first poems here on the soup would look like..Cool,, but how rude that the pirate jay pecks for what is not his,,,Enjoyed daver,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 12:37:00 PM
    awesome one, daver. Totally clear for my tiny brain to get it. hahaha. I came to your very first post just because I keep forgetting where i last left off on that other page! a fav for this beauty! luv,andea

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 1:15:00 PM
    very beautiful image, nicely written, great!!

  1. Date: 11/23/2009 9:41:00 AM
    You're right, Daver! This is much like my latest limerick, but yours is a more descriptive, compelling write. I'm just shooting for humor these days in an attempt to raise my spirits. I feel badly I haven't had a chance to read your violin novel yet. Tons of company and stressful events -- now let's add the holidays to mix and, well, I'm going bonkers. Sending my love to you and best wishes for Thanksgiving! Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 11:16:00 AM
    Very interesting write about nature which I love. Soup Mail. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 12:10:00 PM
    Wonderful Dave :-) I love BlueJays. They're so beautiful, and when I hear one, my eyes search for the source of its call - I especially like the flute-like sound - Did you know that when they made that Japanese sci fi film "Rodan" about the Pterodactyl in the 1950's they used a slowed down Jay's call? All this to say I got the chapbook Dave. THANK YOU!!!

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 7:35:00 AM
    Jays are delightful birds, excellent poem Daver>>James

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 7:48:00 PM
    Jays are definately theives, and fun to watch! Well I went through all three pages of your poetry and didn't see the home/house poem you were talking about so maybe you took it off? Anyway, I would love to read it, and thank YOU for reading my stuff also! I love your poetry, always wonderful, always, I liked the one, the Lady with the stick...::grin:: ~Tru~

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 3:09:00 PM
    VERY GOOD!!! You should read my poem Emotional