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My Parrot Maven

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 11-29-2001 07:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

My Parrot Maven

His recital, Poe's The Raven
Acquired his name the Maven.
Deep in Orthello's grieving voice
He mellowed words of Ravens choice.

Puffing his feathers in his cage,
Like an actor upon a stage
Raised his voice in moody booster
Loud as any mornings rooster.

A boisterous mimic and first rate.
Announcing upon the Ravens fate
To be or not, this mocking bird
Played the Raven and would be heard.

And he would set his beak a tapping
Gently on his cage a rapping
Muttering the Ravens store
To hear his words forever more.

You listened to this bird emcee
To this Parrots soliloquy
He mesmerized those sounds of goal
That entered deep into your soul.

And looked upon your face in stun.
He knew that look when he was done.
Then eye to eye in a winkles stare
He'd bow and wait the echoes air.

Gone one year he died my Maven and
I, miss both, Maven and his Raven.

© Copyright 2001 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-29-2001 08:04 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Where have you been? I'm on my third cup of coffee! I enjoyed this one, I'd like to believe it's for real too, so don't tell me if it's not.   It did remind me of a friend whose parrot DOES meow...drives her dog nuts too. Quite funny to witness. Morning sy!  
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2 posted 11-29-2001 08:21 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Serenity,
Hope I added a smile with your coffee. *L*
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Gone one year, he died, my Maven;
I miss both, my Maven's Ravin'

...

I don't think this morning will be what I expected, now that I've read this...

so good, so good....


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4 posted 11-29-2001 08:28 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

His recital, Poe's The Raven
Acquired his name the Maven.
Deep in Orthello's grieving voice
He mellowed words of Ravens choice.

Puffing his feathers in his cage,
Like an actor upon a stage
Raised his voice in moody booster
Loud as any mornings rooster.

A boisterous mimic and first rate.
Announcing upon the Ravens fate
To be or not, this mocking bird
Played the Raven and would be heard.

And he would set his beak a tapping
Gently on his cage a rapping
Muttering the Ravens store
To hear his words forever more.
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Me thinks your muse has gone to the birds  LOL
Well, well...just look at this gem of pen....
your muse comes back and gives you POEtry.
What a very clever, well conceived, crafted and  very cool poem Sy-babes.
The word play and theme are done to poetic perfection and wrapped up in your gift of rhyme divine.
The only thing wrong with this poem is the fact that it had to end  
*ww*   me

he said ... "dont cry" ...
said "it only hurts forever ... and all we have is time."

~Tabitha's Secret~

Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 11-29-2001 09:25 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Thank you sweet Sunshine. *L*

WW ME,
Your daily injection of Vitamen D
Keeps me in the sweetest of be.
And I say to you from Randy and me
You are our love Winkiewinkie
Randy Stinky.
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Oh gosh.......I was smiling all the way through. What a great way to start the day. mmm I just was sad at the ending. Great write Seymour. **hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Seymour,   this is so good! I really like the flow of this, very smooth.  
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Sea,
Thank you sweet. *L*
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I once had a Myna bird named "Absurd" ...
Hen-pecked us with his every beaked word.
Cawed out a shrill "Here Kitty-kitty."...
Barked at the dog ... thought himself quite witty.

Made the sounds of a babies cry ...
Told me to "Shut up" daily ... I swear this is no lie.
Also did circus tricks in his guilded cage ...
Thought himself as all the rage upon his perched stage.

He recited verse and nursery rhymes
His voice ... my curse ... his gift ... my crimes ...
For you see it 'twas me who taught him these things
'Twas the least I could do after clipping his wings!!

But one day ... somewhere along the way ...
HE decided what he would and would not say
No joke too foul ... no word to blue ...
I was at a loss of what to do with this ravenly rue.

I tried to halt his haunt by covering his cage at night ...
He'd just taunt ... "Peek-a-boo-I see you" till morns light.
Then he added insult to his starling's soliloquy ...
"Never More" he'd caw ... mocking my poetry.

I warned him he'd should hush and shush or end up in a stew ...
He just squawked back, "Henny Penny ... I'm not scared of you!!"
Then he proceeded to recite the secrets of my diary ...
Kept under lock and key ...  things known before by only me!!

That my friends was the last and final straw ...
He'd gone too far in his repertoire of cackled caw.
He stared and glared with ebon' eye ... "How dare he?" said defiant I.
So that blackbird found himself baked in a four and twenty payback pie.

Forgive this sad satire of Poe and Mother Goose ...
My muse must have had a tad of inspire by Hitchcock & Dr. Suess.



*winkiewinkie*
see how you inspire me, my Sweet Stinky *L*
either that or me muse ran off with Daffy Duck   LOL
(quacking up here) (hehe)

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 11-29-2001).]

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10 posted 11-29-2001 12:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Winkiewinkie,
You have flabbergasted Stinky
Your poem is an epopee and
Frankly don't see what you see
In the likes of Randy Stinky me.
But a flower is a flower
And a butterfly a butterfly
And for that I do not ask why.
Love you more then ever
If that's possible?
Me
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Sy, kick the little Moth Queen's behind and make her post this one so all will see it, PLEASE?????????
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Sy..
I have a bird, a parrot quiet
who steals flowers he's quite a riot
he tiptoes quietly, he's not afraid
and drags carnations back to his cage

I loved your poem!
and what sunshine said...JM needs to post that poem!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love birds, great poem.
Seymour Tabin
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Sunshine,
I'll try my best. *L*

Martie,
I'm sure she will not refuse you. *L*

Walker,
A big thanks.
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Love it!!  AND...JM had better post that poem!  (I have a parakeet that can say over 100 words...in sentences!)  But, was Maven real...or....just 'real' in your minds eye?

Hugs, Nancy.

"A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

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Nancy,
Not real but enjoyed the write, Thanks *L*
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Thank you me girlies...
but this one was inspired by Sys groovy poem
so I gave it to him....
all who need see it will  

and Sy-babes.. thank you for the verse as well as the inspire.
Me moody muse wont write FOR MOTHY ME....
so she might as well write for you and Randy  

Now about that line in your verse...
"What do I see in the likes of you and Randy"??
You mean besides inspiration and poetic awe???? >>>>>>>>>




Anything else ya wanna ask   *L*
*winkiewinkie*
me
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18 posted 11-29-2001 08:51 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

YIPPEE!!!!!

Anyone who reads this is getting two treats for the price of one! (I don't like that other expression, killing two *** for the price of one)
The two of you, side-by-side, that's how I'll print them out and stick them next to my bird cage LOL, these are both fantastic!
I read them both out loud to my daughter while she was trying hard to concentrate on her Algebra homework.   BAD MOMMY!
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These are both great writes.Enjoyed them.
Peaches
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JM,
I am honored and full of butterfly nectar. You have completely captured me. And I love it. Love Sy

Midnitesun,
It is an honor for our poetry to be hung on your bird cage. It's a first. *L*

Peaches,
With whipped cream your my favourite desert
*L*
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Sy, Isabel told me you were full of something but I never dreamed it was butterfly nectar!!!  

A ravenous delight  
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22 posted 11-30-2001 08:23 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
What could be sweeter? LOL
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these remnants of a voice and smile,
landscapes cloaked in forest green ...
like your life unfolding mile by mile.

V.Teng

 
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