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LindsayP
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Music in The Mist

I stand entranced in moonlight and hear music in the mist,
A sweet cacophony of melody that I find I can’t resist,
Mist rising from the meadows beneath the brilliance of the moon
And the crickets cheerful chirping from across the lone lagoon.

As I listen for a moment I hear the bark of distant dogs,
And then as if in answer comes the croak of many frogs,
Followed on by nervous quacking of some passing waterfowl,
Disturbed from their wetlands by a dingo’s vibrant howl.

Through the trees a gentle breeze as soft as falling snow
That brings to me some memories of things of long ago,
I see again a water rat as it preens itself upon a log
While down at the swamp a tadpole turns into a little frog.

I hear again the sweet refrain of the Curlew’s plaintive call
As it came to me clear and free through the ghostly timbers tall,
Nocturnal birds fly silent by on their evening hunger prowl,
The rodent’s need to meet and breed cut short by the hunting owl.

These are some of nature’s wonders that city dwellers never see,
For the pollution and the traffic is like a visual boundary,
That separates the wealth and squalor of most City’s populations
And makes it hard for city folk to enjoy all God’s creations.

The health of plain and mountain and the waterways as well
Are judged by all the wildlife that in their shelter happily dwell,
But the greatest barometer that there is, is the wildlife dialogue,
While preceding all is the vibrant call of a multitude of frogs.

                                                                    
© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
JL
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1 posted 09-05-2007 12:31 AM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

"Through the trees a gentle breeze as soft as falling snow
That brings to me some memories of things of long ago,"

Beautiful.
Reminds me of Montana.
JL


Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
~Proverbs 22:9 NLT

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2 posted 09-05-2007 12:39 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

The city dwellers sure don't know what they are missing, but your beautiful poem paints them a vivid picture of the wildlife so well.  I have to agree with the poster above, loved that verse.
JamesMichael
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Nice writing...James
Kit McCallum
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Music to my ears, and visuals for my mind. Wonderful Lindsay.

I loved the flow and form of this, as well as the content. You've captured the beauty of nature for all of us to appreciate. Well done, much enjoyed!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 09-05-2007 07:52 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

This is such a well structured poem with beautiful content.  Lovely writing here, I enjoyed it very much.

after a fall I get back up,
move on 'cause the past is the past and theres no tomorrow if remaining in still waters while the river flows on ~dsmith

Earth Angel
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Hi, Lindsay! Pleased to make your acquaintance!
I have always wanted to visit Australia ~ and now I have!~ via this vividly descriptive and captivating piece of poetry!

When I travel, I prefer to head out into the countryside to commune with nature and the locals. I'm not a city slicker ~ I'm more of a country bumpkin! lol

Thank you for this!

Giving you a warm, welcoming pip hug,

Earth Angel


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7 posted 09-05-2007 04:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Until I got to the second stanza, fourth line, I thought you were in my pasture...

but I don't have a dingo, darn it!



You make your neck of the woods
very inviting, Sir...

someday it would a pleasure to partake
of a walk-about.

LindsayP
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Thank you JL for your kind words,much appreciated

LindsayP
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Mysteria, I can see you and I have a lot in common. Apart from a couple of years I have lived in the country all my life and I wouldn't change it for anything. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, many thanks, LindsayP.
LindsayP
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Thank you James Michael for your kind comment
        LindsayP

LindsayP
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Thanks Kit McCallum, you give me momentum to write some more

LindsayP
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Gentle Spirit, It's comments like yours that makes writing poetry worthwhile.
thank you sincerely  LindsayP
LindsayP
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Earth Angel,
Thank you for your welcoming hug which I recipricate with a genuine warmth. Seeing that you are a lover of the wide open spaces I'll post another poem to enhance your mind's picture of Australia.

LindsayP
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I'm sure you would enjoy a walk-a-bout in the outback of this great country, the same as my wife and I have enjoyed in your great country, Thank you Sunshine, your comments much appreciated.
LindsayP  
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Thank you James Michael for your kind comment
        LindsayP

Earl Brinkman
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16 posted 08-12-2010 05:42 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I may be a city dweller but I can experience the beauty of Australia through your poetry.
 
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