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Live in the Moment

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 06-06-2001 08:00 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

Live in the Moment

I watched as a sparrow flew gracefully down,
To drink and to bathe in the water he'd found,
A quiet oasis, 'twas just he and I,
He chirped and cavorted I sat idly by.

I pondered his fortune, the joy in his find,
A puddle no larger than ten inch by nine,
He playfully dipped in the water with glee,
A sight to behold, such a feeling, so free.

No burdensome qualms, not a fear nor a doubt,
He lived in the moment, and frolicked about,
He seemed not to worry, he seemed not to care,
Just focused on playing, all else unaware.

I watched and I wondered at all that I saw,
Simplistic in beauty and yet, 'twas in awe,
This small act of nature will serve to remind,
We too can enjoy life, if "we" take the time.

/Kit McCallum
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[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 06-06-2001).]

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1 posted 06-06-2001 08:07 AM       View Profile for Watersign6   Email Watersign6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watersign6's Home Page   View IP for Watersign6

this is so simple an observation but your poetic words craft the imagination,well done
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2 posted 06-06-2001 08:37 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I watched and I wondered at all that I saw,
Simplistic in beauty and yet, 'twas in awe,
This small act of nature will serve to remind,
We too can enjoy life if "we" take the time.
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cadence kissed Kit-wisdom...
like I always say....youre a smile waiting to happen  
beautiful thoughts Kit...
Id like to say more but I just dont have the time      LOL
(sorry .. couldnt resist the cornpoe humor)
its early and I havent had me tea  
later-groovy-gator  
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3 posted 06-06-2001 08:46 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

nicely woven.and it usually is the simple things which bring both joy and understandings
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there is so much beauty in the world if only we take the time to look   nice one
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You, my dear, are never idle...perhaps your hands were quiet for a brief moment, but your mind scurried together these wonderful lines to gift to us....
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Wonderful, enjoyable, carefree write.  Thank you.

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write. Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Loving in Truth

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Kit this is so sweet.....I have a bird feeder and a bird bath in my front yard...I love to watch them! This is beautiful  
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This is magnificently penned... my friend, Kit...

Regards,
Sudhir
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as a bird watcher and I feed them   I loved this so much.

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
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indeed. . . moments don't last forever. . . so, it's good to enjoy them when they do come. . .

Love this one Kit. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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exactly why I try to cavort in every birdbath I find!  

Excellent, Kit  
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would I but ask of you, that
you would ask as a bird in flew
come to seek the grace of you?
would I then but ask of that?
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Kit~
I read this just before leaving for work this morning ...
and it stayed in my mind all day ...

Such a tiny little piece of thoughtfulness ...
I really enjoyed it !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~

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The writing reflects beautifully the mood of this moment.   My compliments.
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Ahh, Kit, if only to remind us to stop and smell the roses once in a while, or smile at a child throwing a ball..nice work..gentle smile
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So true, Kit...wonderful words of wisdom here...great write!
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This, Kit, is so true and so well written.

And, Balladeer, maybe you can frolic in a bedpan bath?  Gotta take the moments of joy that you can get, you know.

Let's all just have a day of frolic and see what happens?

A
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Now just look at the great advise I found in these dusty halls.
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