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The Great Macaw (A sonnet for Balladeer)

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-05-2000 07:27 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

You asked for a sonnet, Mr. Balladeer, so here it is

  
The Great Macaw

The sound of music floated down the street
The sweet and droning sound of days gone by
It was an organ grinder that you meet
Who hands out fortunes to the passers-by

And sitting on his shoulder is a bird
A great macaw with multi-colored plume
Who picks a fortune scrolled in rhyming words
As organ grinds an old familiar tune

And I, with child of one in joyful state
Stood watching as he reached his little hand
And from the parrot's beak he drew his fate
A fortune from a bird in far off land

It said a brilliant artist he would be
The great macaw described him perfectly

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 01-05-2000 07:35 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Neato!! - This is a unique theme - and it's a well crafted sonnet.... I really like it, Elizabeth......
Michael
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2 posted 01-05-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, a great Sonnet, indeed.  
Very well done.

Michael
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 01-05-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Nan and Michael
It is a true story
Liz
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Beautiful, Elizabeth!  

 Denise

Pepper
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Great piece Liz......really enjoyed  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


Seymour Tabin
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Elizabeth,
A great sonnet, I'm sure Ballader will love it. *L* Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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Pepper, Denise and Sy, my faithful cheering squad, thank you
Liz
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Applauding...well done Liz  
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you, Hoot, I take a bow to my teacher
Tamera
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Very good sonnet...
Tamera
Seaangel
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Very enjoyable, Elizabeth! Makes me think of more stories associated with the great macaw... more food for sonnets, perhaps?!
(PHULEEZE!!!)
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12 posted 01-05-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

WOW! You certainly know how to respond to a request!! If I had asked for a sequel to War and Peace, I'm sure you could have come up with it. Great work, Elizabeth!! I can't wait for the villanelle!!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 01-05-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Tamera and seaangel,
Thanks so much for your kind remarks

Mr. Balladeer,
OK, you can have a villanelle, but I have to look it up first to find out how it goes Thanks,
Liz
Martie
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Liz you are a wonder, you are.  I love your writing!
 
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