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This world, never ours alone, but shared with other creatures great and small. The Earth turns and new dawn comes, and will long after we're gone. A Sandpiper flitted along the shore and told me so. We must face a truth that we borrowed these days, you and I, from benefactors and trustees, unborn and untested, yet will be. I finally understand now, watching the selfless Caracal's practiced smile.. the tawny red bearded lion basks in the same sunshine. Touch a heart, lift a soul will you? It's not too late. For I have faith we are mostly good. Now listen to the song of nature, be kind.. and don't worry about what never would.

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Date: 5/8/2020 9:50:00 PM
so did you ever see Tiger King yet? Sorry< i can't find a new poem of yours to visit. Do you have an older one I may not have seen?
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Date: 5/15/2020 9:29:00 PM
No, I've heard a lot about that show. A great distraction from the COVID-19 isolation I read online. But I checked out some of the videos from Joe Exotic TV. I think I'm hooked now. -Richard "]
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Date: 5/8/2020 11:36:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I really enjoyed your Haiku 'Waterfalls'. Very nice hush scolding from the forest. I was reading the comments for this just a minute ago. Been working like all other critical needs folks. So glad it's Friday. -Richard
Date: 4/30/2020 2:13:00 AM
Creativity at its best, passion digging deepest. Your voice is powerful here. What an excellent piece.
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Date: 4/30/2020 9:27:00 PM
Thank you for that Funom. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of your book 'The Soul Talkers'. The introduction sounds very interesting. -Richard
Date: 4/27/2020 6:29:00 AM
it's sad that man destroys this world for all of the other living creatures, perhaps it's their time to roam and reclaim what man has taken from them...perhaps we will come out of this storm with a better understanding of life and how things work … good write Richard, hugs
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Date: 4/30/2020 9:17:00 PM
Thank you Sandra. We'll get there someday. For now we carry on building castles in the air. -Richard
Date: 4/21/2020 2:07:00 AM
We are MOSTLY GOOD; we all need to remember that! And we means OURSELF too. That is the important part sometimes. We have to love ourselves before we can truly love others. It is a fine poem, a tribute to mankind, and the most important things - faith, soul, and love!
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Date: 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM
Caren, Thanks for that great comment. Can you tell about a person through their poetry?, are eyes really windows to the soul? Yes, and yes, I believe. -Richard
Date: 4/16/2020 12:43:00 PM
My husband laughed when I put a dozen tins of corned beef in our trolley a month ago, and baked beans. He said he had not eaten corned beef since his army days. In one of your replies read what you had for lunch or dinner so had to share my story. Your poem reminds me of a song we learnt in first grade, but I haven't the space to write it all - just the two lines, 'all creatures great and small, the Lord God made them all.' Enjoyed this poem, have made it a fav, Blessings, Jennifer
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Date: 4/18/2020 5:55:00 PM
Happy Saturday to you both Jennifer. Love to have corned beef and cabbage this time of year. I read James Herriot's (pen name of Alf Wight) book 'All Creatures Great and Small' when I was a boy. There was also a BBC television series by the same name. I may've even watched a few episodes at one time. Thanks for the memories and stay safe, the new catch-phrase of our times. -Richard
Date: 4/16/2020 12:14:00 PM
I adore nature poems Richard. We have more plovers here on our beaches. Reading this today was a delight! Thank you my friend. I hope you keep safe from this virus. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 4/18/2020 5:29:00 PM
Connie, Thank you for the great comment and blessings. I wish you happiness and hope this comment finds you well. Ahh the Saturday rarities.., I enjoyed your poem 'Wealth of Spring'. This is not my area mind you. And of course I had look up the meaning of 'Xylogenous'. Have a safe weekend with the blessing of your newborn grand-daughter who arrived early..and finally due today!
Date: 4/14/2020 12:02:00 AM
Powerful Poetry, Richard, a common sense one too. to my fav...
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Date: 4/15/2020 9:52:00 PM
Thank you Harry. Some say common sense is lacking nowadays. I would like to see a return to seat of the pants learning at the School of Hard Knocks. Some lessons come too late I'm afraid. -Richard
Date: 4/12/2020 10:12:00 PM
I love your spirit in this poem, this is a world that belongs to all of us. We all need to work together to keep health. I hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/13/2020 11:01:00 PM
Eve, Thank you. I had a quiet Easter, with corned beef and cabbage. Blessed with so much, though don't know at what cost. -Richard
Date: 4/12/2020 7:05:00 PM
A profound poem with clear messages that alas wouldn't help much my friend Richard. We have committed atrocities against the rest of the inhabitants of this planet and have disturbed the balance of His creation my friend. Europe tell us that people over 65 have to stay home till Christmas! This is just the beginning of humanity's troubles I am afraid. Take care my friend. Blessings!
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Date: 4/13/2020 10:56:00 PM
Demetrios, Thank you for this comment. I actually find so much hope in your poems, and your photographs. The very best of humanity's appreciation for all the gifts of this world. Much to learn, we of this world. And sometimes the lessons are hard-learned. -Richard
Date: 4/12/2020 8:13:00 AM
We are born good, and when we die, we leave with the clutches of evil...but the Lord is always with us...great verse my friend...may you have a Happy Easter and stay safe....best wishes from the Wingster :o)
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Date: 4/12/2020 11:42:00 AM
W_W, Thank you for this interesting comment. There is a promise of hope, empathy, and understanding to balance the scales of all life's struggles. Though, in the absence of proof, I have faith; and that's enough. Happy Easter Wingster.... -Richard
Date: 4/9/2020 3:22:00 PM
Love.
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Date: 4/10/2020 11:01:00 PM
Right. -Uncle who knows everything and nothing.
Date: 4/6/2020 10:22:00 AM
Wonderful Poem..... Richard! We are Good until....we start the deadly game of.."it's a me vs you universe" Specifically....the Commumist lullaby or rich vs poor. Nature is taking revenge. Mans love of 5G is overloaded with towers in Wuhan and in Italy. And Americans dying to have it here? Panagiota
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Date: 4/10/2020 10:59:00 PM
Panagiota, I wonder will the smiles last. Can we see them when the sun sets on the past. -Richard
Date: 4/5/2020 5:05:00 PM
You are right. Much wisdom in 'resigning ourselves' to be among the sharers --- and not among the exploiters! :) Gershon
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Date: 4/5/2020 10:24:00 PM
Gershon, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way …” -Charles Dickens
Date: 4/5/2020 5:02:00 PM
Earth is certainly a shared enterprise, Richard. Much wisdom in resigning ourselves to be among the sharers (as opposed to the exploiters). Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 4/5/2020 10:01:00 PM
Hi Gershon, Thank you for commenting...I wonder if the Earth sees us much the same as we see the Coronavirus. I doubt there is any fear, it does not quake. -Richard
Date: 4/5/2020 4:36:00 PM
You are right and nature is taking revenge.om human stupidity....Enjoyed your poem..
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Date: 4/30/2020 9:14:00 PM
Hello Silent One. Leave it better than you found it? This world. We can always try. -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 11:38:00 PM
There is more light than dark, more goodness than not - this gives a hand to a world that has stumbled-
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Date: 4/5/2020 2:40:00 PM
Michelle, Thank you for this comment on a somber Sunday. Can our voices change the course of the tide? Or is it the silence we need. "Seismologists Say the Coronavirus Has Changed the Way the Earth Moves" https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/04/seismologists-say-the-coronavirus-has-changed-the-way-the-earth-moves
Date: 4/4/2020 11:14:00 PM
Your marvelous poem has a wealth of imagery and a depth of wisdom and meaning.
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Date: 4/5/2020 2:28:00 PM
Happy Sunday Evelyn. Thank you for that comment. When our children and their children think back on these times. Will they say that we've been weighed, measured, and found wanting? -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 8:01:00 PM
I really enjoyed your musing here. Awesome writing! (have you heard of Netflix's Tiger King?) it's sure a crazy show about how humans try to manipulate nature.
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Date: 4/6/2020 10:26:00 AM
Andrea..hmmm...isn't that called Climate Change in all its forms? Panagiota
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Date: 4/4/2020 11:21:00 PM
Hello Andrea..thank you, yes I have. My niece wrote to me about it just today. -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 1:50:00 PM
Your poem leaves me breathless! Panagiota Romios
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Date: 4/4/2020 2:28:00 PM
Oh you brought the sun with you I see. Just when I needed it most too. Thank you Panagiota, I would sing your praise from the top of Gibraltar. I hope you're enjoying this silence-filled somber week-end. -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 7:27:00 AM
Wonderful perspective my friend--I really enjoyed your thoughts, Richard--superb ending.
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Date: 4/4/2020 2:20:00 PM
Vijay, Thank you for the comments. You've inspired the very best of my writes through your poetry. Sorry to say, I can't pay you royalties just now. -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 4:40:00 AM
Watching Nature brings serenity and makes us forget the woes which surround us! This poem touches the heart and exudes positivity. Best regards // paul
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Date: 4/4/2020 2:01:00 PM
Paul, Thanks for the comments. Such a chore to be positive sometimes. You brought back some good, bittersweet memories in your collaboration poem 'Where Poppies Grow' with Eileen. My friend from Hungary remembered that poppies have a special meaning, but was unsure exactly what that was. -Richard
Date: 4/4/2020 3:04:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this prudently written piece in your awesome poetic style. Thanks likewise for your hearty comments. I appreciate such. God bless you.
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Date: 4/4/2020 10:57:00 AM
Beata, Thank you for that comment. I think you set an excellent example for yourself and PoetrySoup through your poetry. I wish you all happiness this week-end. -Richard