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A woman on her daily walk was serenaded by a cardinal, a blue jay, and a Carolina wren— or so she thought. Imagine how surprised she would have been to learn it was one mockingbird perched on a limb up high. This bird can also imitate a car horn or alarm, a barking dog, or a piano. Year-round, day or night, these charmers sing their many songs, to listeners’ delight, but they attack if they think man or creature means them harm. The mockingbird is also popular and versatile. It is the designated symbol in five Southern states.* Those living in the area know in the forest waits a concert by performers that are sure to make them smile. written in iambic heptameter *Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida February 15, 2019, entered in Tania Kitchin's Songbirds Poetry Contest

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Date: 2/25/2019 10:20:00 PM
Well done, Janice. Congrats on your win.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/26/2019 3:49:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line! Janice
Date: 2/20/2019 4:39:00 PM
Nicely done in iambic heptameter! Love the rhyme scheme! Very informative! Congratulations, Janice!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/20/2019 11:14:00 PM
Thanks so much, Kim! Janice
Date: 2/20/2019 3:04:00 PM
Janice, lovely poem about mockingbirds, I have experienced their many talented sounds, congratulations on your winning placement!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/20/2019 11:16:00 PM
Thank you, Tania, for your kind words and for placing my poem! Janice
Date: 2/17/2019 6:20:00 AM
Reads like a good contender. We have the Mockingbird here also. They do have many calls and are very protective of their nests and territory. I have seen them chasing snakes(whom I guess tried to steal their eggs or did steal their eggs.). Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/17/2019 7:14:00 AM
Thanks so much, Sara! Janice
Date: 2/15/2019 8:29:00 PM
Not only fun to read but informative. I also loved the novel To Kill a MOckingbird. They are quite the metaphor!!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/15/2019 9:09:00 PM
Yes, they are--also, great book! Thanks so much, Andrea. Janice
Date: 2/15/2019 7:18:00 PM
G'day Janice … your mockingbird is matched by our lyrebird; a mimic that is so precise. You don't want one around the house. They mimic phones, car alarms, chainsaws etc. - thank you Janice - Lindsay
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/15/2019 8:08:00 PM
Thanks so much, Lindsay! The amazing little mockingbird is aggressive too. Janice