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Memories on Branches

  Awakened by a budding desire
 Trees burst forth in bloom
 As their colors set the landscape afire
which attracts the insects that groom
the blossoms, as they exude a sweet perfume

Butterflies frolic amidst the branches
Seeking shade in the heat of the day
As our feathered friends give us songs that enhance
With melodies coming from blue jays
While a woodpecker hammers out a tune his way
A hummingbird hovers to a flower's sway

A flourish of leaves, gold and red,  are now seen
 Which disguise a lugubrious fall
As squirrels gather food in between
the shadows of its implicit pall
Though its vibrant colors do enthrall

Snowflakes and ice crystals soon descend
Clothing the trees in a coat of white,
Later icicles will extend
From  the  limbs, as a snowy owl in flight
Moves silently through the frigid night



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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:51:00 PM

    Joseph, another fabulous poem, congrats on your fine win!
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 6:12:00 PM

    JOSEPH, , Congratulations, a wonderful win. Thank you:). ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 8:08:00 AM

    Joseph this is real beauty of nature painted wid words ! Congrats on ur win!!
  1. Date: 4/6/2014 6:52:00 PM

    Love the use of birds to tell the story..and squirrels as well...congrats on your win. BG
  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:52:00 AM

    Wonderful descriptions of the seasons....well done Joseph. hugs
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:57:00 PM

    aha, you have done the memories on branches contest!! I really like some of the well chosen words you have included in your lines. Check your title, my friend!!
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:12:00 PM

    Beautiful imagery, Joseph! Great word choices. Love, Kim
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 4:50:00 PM

    - A beautiful picture painted with the enjoyment of nature - Yes, very beautiful Joseph! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)