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Place of Peace

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William P Bussey
since 02-26-2000
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0 posted 06-02-2000 08:37 AM       View Profile for William P Bussey   Email William P Bussey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for William P Bussey


It hangs there, silently beneath the tree,
I put it there for the birds, also for me.
They come and go all through the day,
I watch in quiet respect, as they go their way.

The rascal Blue Jay will come and quickly go,
He's not the brave one he trys to show.
Though loud and a bully, he's quick to fly,
When even a small bird, lites near by.

A gentle Dove flys in and lands so soft,
It reminds ,me of pigeons in my fathers loft.
It stays on the ground and quietly feeds,
I've come to know this, and leave lots of seeds.

Black birds come in groups, they look like a Crow,
At times I scare them off, but when I leave they know.
Robins bounce around the ground, they only look for worms,
You know they have found one when they stop and the head turns.

My favorite is the Cardinal, so bright and perky is he,
With that top knot and black mask, he is beautiful to see.
They mate for life, and if you watch you will enjoy,
Seeing a Cardinal girl, being fed by her boy.

Sometimes a Squirrel will pass quickly by,
A Rabbit also comes by now and then, head held high.
He isn't afraid, and lets me walk near,
I have given him no reason to look on me with fear.

This back yard is a small world of its own,
If you sit in the quiet of morning and watch, there's lots going on.
It is also a place to sit and think, realize how blessed you are,
Think of the places, the years, and thank God for letting you come this far.
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since 08-22-99
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1 posted 06-02-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Amen! Thank God, indeed! You've captured beautifully the essence of tranquility in this, Bill!  

Jon Mewett
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since 03-04-2000
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2 posted 06-02-2000 10:01 AM       View Profile for Jon Mewett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jon Mewett


You've got a beautiful garden there.

I can see it through your magical words.

That's what this is MAGICAL.

Jana Tovey
since 05-30-2000
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3 posted 06-02-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

This sounds really restful.  I like to get up really early and go sit out in my garden.  I have about half a dozen hummingbirds that will buzz about me as I drink my tea.  Thanks for sharing.
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since 02-28-2000
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4 posted 06-02-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Bill, So beautiful. I can only agree with the others, "tranquil, magical, peaceful....". Thank you for sharing this one.  
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5 posted 06-02-2000 11:40 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I'm a bird watcher too, and I appreciate the story you tell so well here of the birds, much like the scene I have from my front porch.
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since 05-13-2000
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6 posted 06-03-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner


this sounds wonderful... *sigh*...

i have a dove sitting on eggs in a hanging plant on my porch..cant wait til they hatch     ..she looks so peaceful, and doesnt seem afraid.. i've found many baby birds wandering around outside..have had to move them from beneath the cars a few times.. theyre so sweet..

you go watch your birds mr bill..they are poetry in their own right  

 "A Poet's life is on written page; a scenario to take the stage--watch..." dgvarner
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7 posted 06-04-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

This is very good Bill.  It's not everyone who can take the time to really see and appreciate the world around them.  You paint a lovely picture.
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8 posted 12-25-2004 11:07 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

how inspiring!
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