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Stand Here


I stand here
A chickadee at my feet
With the dogs content to sniff about
I stand here and I wait

One by one more of them come out
They flit about me in the leaf litter
Trapeze around me in the trees
Soon different silhouettes appear
Shy little fellows following
The chickadees' ease
First a warbler
A flycatcher
Then the rush of a thrush
A majestic moment crowned
By a Kinglet's royal blush


If you stand here
A little bird will tell you
Beauty needs an audience 

Hark!    It beckons






October 9th 2018

For Craig Cornish's
I Stand Here Poetry Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/21/2018 9:52:00 PM
How sweet. Congrats on your win, Maureen.
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Date: 10/21/2018 8:58:00 PM
Oh, Maureen, I do love that line "Beauty needs and audience"...and deserves one. Great take on the theme
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Date: 10/21/2018 12:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Maureen!
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Date: 10/20/2018 8:21:00 PM
Back for congratulations on your unique entry, Maureen!
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Date: 10/20/2018 7:24:00 PM
Oh, this is really nice, Maureen. Birds are interesting creatures to observe. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 10/14/2018 12:20:00 PM
Oh that's a beautiful one. Good luck in the contest.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/14/2018 12:33:00 PM
Thank you! For this and checking out my page :)) xomo!
Date: 10/12/2018 4:01:00 PM
Aw, adorable 'chickadees' - love the line 'beauty needs an audience', well done!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/14/2018 12:32:00 PM
Thank you Michelle! It's a true! A birder's trick, other species will flock feeding with the chickadees. xomo
Date: 10/12/2018 12:46:00 PM
What a delightful piece. On can envision it. Thanks for that beautiful scene you gave me the pleasure of viewing. :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/14/2018 12:33:00 PM
It's all true! :)) Thank You Lovely, xomo <3
Date: 10/11/2018 5:52:00 AM
Well, now, this is such a sensitive write it 'bout tooken my breath away, darlin'. Absolutely love this piece. You have such talent....God I hate you! Just kiddin'. Much love, Jaclyn
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:40:00 AM
A poem about little birds taking my breath away it worked yay <3 your love awesome Love and Giggles xomo!
Date: 10/10/2018 8:48:00 PM
Beautiful nature! Nice entry! GL!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:18:00 AM
Thank you Kim! :)) xomo
Date: 10/10/2018 1:49:00 PM
This is splendid, Maureen! I enjoyed the assonance of lines like "Trapeze around me in the trees" and "...the rush of a thrush", as well as the lovely way you ended it! ;) LOVE this!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:17:00 AM
I can't help myself ;) thank you!!! <3 xomo
Date: 10/10/2018 12:19:00 PM
Excellent poem Maureen, where would we be without birds, extinct perhaps, well written and good luck in contest my dear friend. :))
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:13:00 AM
Possibly! When a bird species disappears other animal species are impacted and disappear too. Here's a stat on that, can't remember. Thank you my friend :) xomo!
Date: 10/10/2018 10:31:00 AM
I enjoyed this Maureen. I love to see the birds :) Well done!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:08:00 AM
Thank you Heidi :) they always have an audience with me <3 xomo!
Date: 10/10/2018 9:55:00 AM
A little birdie told me lol...lovely write...love & light my friend...^WW^
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/11/2018 8:06:00 AM
Giggles, you know it! Talking to the animals is really all about listening ;) thank you Wingèd One, xomo
Date: 10/10/2018 9:23:00 AM
This one is for the birds. : ) Nice one my friend.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/10/2018 9:40:00 AM
It totally is ;p Thank you dear! xomo
Date: 10/10/2018 9:14:00 AM
Lovely, Maureen.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 10/10/2018 9:20:00 AM
Thank you Line :) xomo