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Plantation, Florida

0 posted 2000-06-29 06:06 PM

Down in the hollow where the wildflowers grow,
near a busy beaver pond, where the water flows slow,
on a branch up high, in an old apple tree,
sit 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

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

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 into sleep
and the nighttime wanderers begin to creep,
The possums awaken and the red fox too,
as the great owl calls,
Who are you?  

Standing on a cliff beneath the silvery moon,
a lone gray wolf howls a sad, mournful tune,
while the bats fly high and the raccoons play,
in Huckleberry Hollow at the end of the day.

© Copyright 2000 Deborah L. Carter - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2000-06-29 06:55 PM

Debbie - I've been waiting to see this here, I loved it the first time I read it, have read it several times since, it still.  Bonnie

[This message has been edited by BSC (edited 06-29-2000).]

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Sippin a Timmy's in London
2 posted 2000-06-29 08:58 PM

This goes to the top of my charts
we need more like this


mini poet
since 2000-02-06
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3 posted 2000-06-29 09:01 PM

my dad called me to read this
I wish I wrote it


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4 posted 2000-06-29 10:39 PM

Incredibly delightful! Here's my vote.....
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Blue Heaven
5 posted 2000-06-29 10:59 PM

Are you by any chance related to a coal miners daughter???/

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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since 2000-05-28
Posts 1170
Plantation, Florida
6 posted 2000-06-30 09:48 AM

Thanks Bonnie for encouraging me to send this one in!  I thought it would be fun to try my hand at a childrens poem!

and Prometheus, in answer to your question, no, but I did have a raccoon in my trash once!lol

Thanks Everybody!

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7 posted 2000-06-30 10:04 AM

Hey!... I love this...
since 2000-05-06
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8 posted 2000-06-30 10:20 AM

I love it!!!!!!!



Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

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Florida's Foreverly Shores
9 posted 2000-07-02 03:32 AM

Really cute !

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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10 posted 2000-07-02 11:03 AM

I can just see this in a beauiful children's book with lovely would be perfect!..Wonderful poem!
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Callington, Cornwall, England
11 posted 2000-07-02 11:32 AM

Now this is beautiful Debbie! A wonderful use of imagery and onomatopoeia.


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

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state of confusion
12 posted 2000-07-02 07:44 PM

The kind of poem I love to see in a book!


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13 posted 2000-07-02 09:00 PM

Wow! What a delight this is! Very well done, Debbie!  


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14 posted 2000-07-02 11:46 PM

absolutely wonderful...  great poetry.
Senior Member
since 2000-05-28
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Plantation, Florida
15 posted 2000-07-03 08:59 AM

I can't begin to describe how much I appreciate your kind responses to my poem!  I know that many of you have been writing a long time and I really value your opinion!
Thanks again,

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