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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-01-1999 07:28 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Silhouettes

As I glanced upward from my page
A bird appeared and then
Began to gather small materials
With another wren

It could have been a robin, though
Sparrow or other one
Just shadows on lace curtains
Cast by the morning sun

Two silhouettes so lovely
Upon the hanging lace
Never flinching once as I approached
Or noticing my face

The front door curtains didn't conceal
The details of their quest
Pulling pieces off my wreath
To build a little nest

The location of their future home
I didn't seek to detect
So as not to rudely interrupt
The little architects

Their pillage of my spring-time wreath
Was meaningless to me
Compared to those two silhouettes
So beautiful to see

Days later from afar I noticed
That my wreath had changed
It seemed to me much fuller now
And somehow rearranged

In coming close I saw the ribbon
And sitting just beneath
A robin's nest with three blue eggs
Cradled in my wreath

What greater gift could I imagine!
Who could want for more
A perfect ornament from God
Adorning my front door!

Elizabeth Santos

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 12-01-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 12-01-1999 07:31 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth Santos ! ! This is sooooooo adorable. What a joy to read what you write.
Bless you, my friend.

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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-01-1999 07:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thanks,Marge Your Sooooooo sweet!
Talk soon, n'est pas?
Elizabeth
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3 posted 12-01-1999 07:42 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-01-1999 07:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Suthern,
As are the thoughts in your poetry
Elizabeth
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5 posted 12-01-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Elizabeth, this is sooooo adorable!

(back to work now before I get caught playing on the internet!)

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Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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Denise,
I noticed you read this at 9:54
Better get back to work before your 10:00 break!
Thanks so much
Elizabeth
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7 posted 12-01-1999 03:31 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Beautiful as always Elizabeth. . .

Have you and I started to write about birds and other types like this more or is it just coincidence?

Sven

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Elizabeth Santos
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Sven
Thank you for the kind remark
I'm glad you like the poem, my friend
But it was just coincidence
Just didn't have any new to send
Thanks!
Elizabeth
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Beautiful, Elizabeth! What a lovely Christmas thought.
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10 posted 12-01-1999 06:33 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This poem is exquisite one of your best.
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 12-01-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

RS,
Thank you! But it was a spring wreath, not Christmas. which reminds me, does any one know where I can find "The Palid Wreath" by Walt Whitman, have been looking for it
Thanks You RS for your very kind remarks, always
Elizabeth

Sy, (gulp!) Don't know what to say. Except a humble Thank You
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, that is fabulous.
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What a wonderful gift...oh, and the birds nest too as I was speaking of your poetry
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 12-02-1999 06:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ohme, Ruth, very sweet comments
liz
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Smiled all the way through reading this, Elizabeth.

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JOY

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16 posted 12-04-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for MADDavid   Email MADDavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MADDavid

Liz, I loved this so much! You took something so simple in this life that most would never see;and saw it through the eyes of the spirit,I know it had to be! But you took that which was given; and shared it without a flaw! Your precious insight you shared with us, that's the greatest gift of all! God bless you (He already has} and keep the spirit flowing--- Femmes' Father...
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 12-04-1999 10:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Joy, Glad you enjoyed

Mad David, Welcome to the forum! And thank you for the comments! And the poem!
Liz
 
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