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Avian Legos

...to the finessed fowl humming by my ear tell me Did anyone ever tell you just how glad they are to have you here? Poignant eyes, azure crown, that lightasapenny frame... (how monstrous we must appear! our human eyes like soccer balls) We have only God to blame... ...and our senses to thank for perceiving such a lovely scene right here in our midst: organic motors in a danceswirlblur, taking quicksips of wine through a toothpick straw (do I need to make a list?) Well, how about this: pleasantly economical, tenderly blue-breasted, (quicker than a shuriken star? you guessed it!) And O how I would shield you from anything that came your way My palms would be your perch... My fingers be your bars... But alas, none such as you, could ever be cast into a cage (for the angels would rage! and even the most committed readers would surely turn the page) But rest assured I wouldn't dream deprive you of your feast of purple watermelon splendor (those pretty pearls of amethyst are yours to conquer!) O Caffeinated Contraption... O Sweet Dream of Buzzing Thoughts... You could be crushed like a pop can at the flippant cruelty of man... ...but who would dare? blasphemy to merely think it, 'twould be an acceptable breach of free speech to burn the words that expressed it (fly free, oh sweet heresy, into the ashen breeze) "There's nothing more beautiful than you." said the God who placed each feather in with such gingercare and thoughtful pause-- (His Cosmic Hands caught in the Avian Lego Jar, smirking at the plasticity of His own laws)

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Date: 5/9/2020 7:00:00 PM
Wow, Your poem has wings. The words just fly off the page. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/11/2020 12:18:00 PM
Thank you kindly JC! Nice to meet you.
Date: 5/9/2020 7:59:00 AM
Congratulations on p.o.t.d. award, Timothy. I love how you tackled this avian theme with such creativity, while not fearing to express thoughts which might seem contrary to orthodox opinion. The overall content is worthy of a double read...the end part superb! ~ Regards // paul
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/11/2020 12:17:00 PM
Ahhhh you've hit the nail on the head my friend. "not fearing to express thoughts which might seem contrary to orthodox opinion". I always try (but not always succeed) to see things in a new way! Thanks so much for your continual support.
Date: 5/8/2020 8:08:00 PM
I am back to congratulate you. It is no surprise this one was honored with POTD!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/11/2020 12:16:00 PM
Thanks again Connie!
Date: 5/6/2020 8:54:00 PM
wow... you have such a way with words, you lure the reader in and deliver... love it and congratulations on your POTD :) hugs
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:58:00 PM
Thanks Sandra. I am honored.
Date: 5/6/2020 4:02:00 PM
for me, All your poems are POTD. Congratulations, Timothy. To me this is the hummingbird. hope I got that right! Brilliant imagery aS ALWAYS
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:58:00 PM
You are 100% correct about the hummingbird. Thanks again, my friend.
Date: 5/6/2020 7:51:00 AM
This is a treat to read, Timothy! A lot of fun wordsmithing! Congratulations on POTD!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:57:00 PM
I'm glad you appreciated the "wordsmithing"... lately I've been trying to experiment in using made-up words and see where it takes me. It's fun to experiment.
Date: 5/6/2020 12:58:00 AM
Wow, Love this Tim, deserved POTD,,Long time no see. Stay Safe my friend..Harry
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:56:00 PM
And you as well .. thanks Harry!
Date: 5/5/2020 10:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD win. The many shapes from Legos to work ones mind. Enjoy your day and win.........
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:56:00 PM
Thanks Paula!
Date: 5/5/2020 8:57:00 PM
First, I've missed your face 'round these parts and was delighted to see it on one of Andrea's poems that I just read. Welcome back to the front old top (I'm not really that corny but I do grow silly when the hours grows late.) This is an impressive poem, love some word pairings especially much and applause on the imagery. Truly good to have your talent and attitudes once again enhancing our Soup. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/7/2020 9:56:00 PM
What a sweet friend you are to welcome me back after all these years ... thanks ever so much for the stop!
Date: 5/5/2020 8:41:00 PM
Hello, Timothy, great write my friend. congratulations on POTD. Hugs Eve
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:05:00 PM
Thank you Eve.
Date: 5/5/2020 8:30:00 PM
Whether it is a bird of ones imagination, or of God's creation. Your words have wings, and I am there in the wind. Congratulations Timothy, on Poem of the Day. : ) Brandy
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:04:00 PM
Thanks for the double-dip in the comment section (I'm not a germaphobe .... I won't tell anyone ... lol!) Thanks for the congrats.
Date: 5/5/2020 5:55:00 PM
I am so happy to have read your poetry today. I am delighted to get to know your splendid artistic work. BIG congrats on poem of the day, Tim.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:04:00 PM
Thanks again for your lovely comments, Vijay.
Date: 5/5/2020 5:39:00 PM
Loved your flight of fancy tribute to your hummingbird friends; so very imaginative in thought and style, Timothy. Great to have you back at PS. Congrats on your double play today with both POTD and POTW! Well done, poet. ~ John
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:03:00 PM
I was not expecting either honor, but I'm certainly happy about it! I am glad all by descriptive hints lead you to envision hummingbird (without explicitly saying so!)
Date: 5/5/2020 12:19:00 PM
A richly crafted reflection on the stunning beauty found in all of God's creation especially the "Avian Lego jar." Congratulations on your POTD Timothy.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:02:00 PM
Thanks Sam!
Date: 5/5/2020 11:25:00 AM
I always read through all the comments before I began to comment on anyone's poem - lego my oh my - , such finery, and imagination, such flair and craftsmanship. Kudos Timothy and congratulations on POTD, an honor truly deserved for a fascinating poem. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:02:00 PM
Thanks Jennifer. My goal is to fascinate (if possible) ... glad to know that mark has been reached here.
Date: 5/5/2020 9:16:00 AM
Creatively inspired writing...this is art...Congratulations Timothy on POTD...Well done
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:00:00 PM
How kind of you to say, Arturo. And nice to meet you!
Date: 5/5/2020 7:50:00 AM
Tim, that final stanza sums it all up in a creative metaphor. Great job
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 8:00:00 PM
Thanks so much John. You hit the nail on the head as that's what I was ultimately going for :)
Date: 5/5/2020 7:31:00 AM
Tim, thanks for beautiful diction, scenes, meditations ... "way" instead of "away," in this somewhat sadly romantic (for Nature) line: "And O how I would shield you from anything that came your away ..." ? (Happier that I followed my beautiful Sis Mo, here)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:59:00 PM
Nice to meet you Anil ... and thanks for the correction (good eye!) I appreciate constructive criticism :)
Date: 5/5/2020 6:54:00 AM
My mind is buzzing full of hummingbirds sweet nectar dripping from my neural network loving this! Spectacular poem Timothy! Congratulations on POTD! This is going into my faves vault for safe keeping. Thank you! Have a wonderful day, xomo
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:58:00 PM
Ahhh ... happy to see your face bless my page, Mrs Firehair :) You are the FIRST one to catch on to the species of bird: hummingbird! A very astute observational reader you are. Thank you!
Date: 5/5/2020 5:02:00 AM
Great read my friend...welcome back and Congrats!! on POTD!!...cheers and best wishes from the Wingster :o)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:57:00 PM
Thanks Mr. Winster-Warrior, Sir. Much obliged!
Date: 5/5/2020 4:29:00 AM
So this is about a plastic lego bird? Is that correct? An interesting insight into your head here lol.. You have a great imagination for a poet and always love how you format your poems Tim... A brilliant choice for POTD... Congrats. It is great to have you back and long may your pen flood these pages..
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:57:00 PM
If taken literally, yes (my mind's eye gravitated towards the metaphorical however). Thanks as always for the stop, Silent.
Date: 5/4/2020 10:28:00 PM
Timothy, This is wonderful prose. What would we give to exchange hands for wings, nose for beak, and ears for feathered braces. Mr. Potato Head, the original Lego changeling, might just pull it off. May the Fourth be with you. -Richard
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:55:00 PM
Well hello again, Raven. (the original Lego changeling ... ha! You're a clever one :) ) ....
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 5/4/2020 11:06:00 PM
:) May the 4th be with you too.
Date: 5/4/2020 9:00:00 PM
Oh my!! Your Words give me Wings and I am soaring through the Sapphire Blue. This is beautiful in so many amazing ways. I love the way your thoughts take me there in the moment. Freedom to Fly. Yes!! :) No cage needed. You are such a talented writer Timothy. :) Brandy
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:54:00 PM
Brandy ... I so appreciate your exuberant and thoughtful comments. Thank you.
Date: 5/4/2020 8:16:00 AM
Another contender for POTW. I am running out of descriptors to praise your Artistry. I so enjoyed this read.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:54:00 PM
Thanks Richard. Unbeknownst to me ... it became POTD. I am humbled.
Date: 5/4/2020 4:44:00 AM
Another show stopper my friend! You keep us buzzing and entertain us with your wondrous words! xxoo
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/6/2020 7:53:00 PM
Thanks Connie!
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