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Whippoorwill

There is no greater mystery to me than the whippoorwill He stops at my home each April and September - never late - On his way to North or South to who - knows - where and who - knows - why But as regular as clockwork in his search to find a mate I know he's there because of his nightly three syllable calls A lonelier cry you will never hear - at least I would pray For twenty years I have listened fascinated to this call I have never seen the bird as he vanishes in the day But the mystery - I have never heard an answering call Sometimes he cries all night long - silence is his only reward Of course it could be he only stopped to say hello to me What more fitting purpose than to cross paths with a lonely bard Could this be the very same bird that visits each Spring and Fall Unlikely that a single bird would live for twenty seasons But then it wouldn't be a mystery without some puzzle Poets and whippoorwills seem perfectly matched for some reasons 7-10-20 Contest: Bird Sponsor: Constance La France

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Date: 7/26/2020 5:36:00 AM
Larry this is such a philosophic tale with the reference of a whippoorwill. Loved how intricately you penned the emotions in your muse. Congratulations on your win. Blessings :)
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/31/2020 12:32:00 AM
Thank you, kindly!
Date: 7/16/2020 4:06:00 AM
Larry, congratulations on your win in my bird contest with this excellent poem, a FAV for me _Constance
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/31/2020 12:33:00 AM
Thank you so much. A win in your contests is special to me!!!
Date: 7/13/2020 11:54:00 PM
Nice tale of the whippoorwill and poet with a great ending, Larry. Congratulations on your win! ~ John
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/14/2020 5:45:00 PM
Thank you, John
Date: 7/13/2020 5:58:00 AM
Back with congratulations Larry! Btw, being a Mo (Maureen), I have a friend who calls me Larry ;), xomo
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/13/2020 9:25:00 AM
Thank you, Mo!...no Curly in there?.LOL
Date: 7/12/2020 9:32:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Larry, great write. Hugs Eve
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/12/2020 9:48:00 PM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 7/10/2020 2:02:00 PM
Truly one of the most incredible sounds I have ever heard. It's been years, but I can still hear it clear in my mind. You have done the maestro justice, wonderful write; my best to you in the contest! xomo
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 7/10/2020 3:35:00 PM
Thank you so much!