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In Huckleberry Hollow

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Romy
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0 posted 06-16-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Romy

Down in the hollow where the wildflowers grow,
near a tiny stream where the water flows slow,
on a branch up high in an old apple tree,
sits a proud whippoorwill and a little chickadee.

A busy woodpecker in his dogwood tree
whistles to his neighbors sitting happy as can be,
then he goes back to work in the tree where he sat,
Rat a tat!
Rat a tat!
Tat! Tat! Tat!

The buttercups yearn to be kissed by the bees,
as the long green grasses, dance gaily in the breeze
while a love song rises from a muddy frog pit
and echoes through the forest
Ribbit!
Ribbit!

In a sweet clover patch not too far from here,
bunny rabbits munch near the white-tailed deer
as a mother duck leads her waddling pack,
to the clear blue stream with a  
Quack!
Quack!
Quack!    

Later that day when the sun falls low,
an orchestra of crickets play a symphony below
while a single star shimmers, in the velvety night
and the forest is aglow with firefly light.

When the woodland creatures settle down to sleep
and the nighttime wanderers begin to creep,
The fruit bats awaken and the raccoon does too,
while the great owl calls out,
Who?
Who?
Who are you?  








[This message has been edited by Debbie (edited 06-16-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Deborah L. Carter - All Rights Reserved
JOY 14
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1 posted 06-16-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Debbie!
This is a gem!  I can just see "Huckleberry Hollow" be made into a book with illustrations and everything.  I loved this.  It can be enjoyed by all ages.  Children and adults.  Awesome work!

Joy
Romy
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2 posted 06-16-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Thanks Joy!  I thought this would be a fun poem for kids! still working on it though...
Debbie
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3 posted 06-17-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for kelieth   Email kelieth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kelieth's Home Page   View IP for kelieth

Loved the scene and the wild life felt like I was there witnessing it with ya.  



 Kevin

"Anything is possible with patience, time is the tool use it to reach your goals."
brian madden
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4 posted 06-17-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Debbie, a wonderful poem. beautiful scenery.
much enjoyed reading.  

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"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.

"Art is a lie which makes us realise the truth." Pablo Picasso

"We Irish are too poetical to be poets, we are a nation of brilliant failures" Oscar Wilde


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5 posted 06-17-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Debbie - I agree with Joy, this would be a great children's book.  The imagery was terrific, it put me right there.  And, I love the title.  Just wonderful all around.   This would be a great one for the new book. Bonnie  

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6 posted 07-09-2000 06:57 PM       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

Debbie~
Adorably sing-songy !
Enjoyed it so much.
~*Marge*~
Susan C. Davis
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7 posted 07-10-2000 04:51 AM       View Profile for Susan C. Davis   Email Susan C. Davis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan C. Davis

This is my first response to this forum.  This poem is so sweet I am sending it to my little niece.  Thanks so much for a lovely story with a wonderful rhythm.  I am sure she will love it.  Susan

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8 posted 07-12-2000 07:48 AM       View Profile for midnightblues   Email midnightblues   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit midnightblues's Home Page   View IP for midnightblues

Happy and sweet! Such an adorable portrayal! Why isn't it up for votes??? *S* I love it!

If there cannot be equal in affection, then let the one with more be me - midnightblues™
Romy
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9 posted 07-13-2000 06:21 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Susan and midnightblues, thankyou!  The poem is actually up for vote on voices on the web. I submitted it 7/03.
Debbie
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neat write...enjoyed
 
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