Mockingbird (Nature's glory)

Mockingbird (Nature's glory)

A Poem by Richard
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Chaiku … a Chinese influenced Japanese form (see tutorial in Author's Note). Inspired by Cherrie Palmer's poem "Chilled Wine Warm Kiss" http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Cherrie_Palmer/399760/

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Mockingbird


Come sing your songs

lively and free …

each one its own

atop your tree.


You mesmerize

with no repeats;

miracles of

warbling treats.


You mimic pure

voices of all …

birds, insects -- each

wilderness call.


The mockingbird,

God’s lovely gift

to entertain …

our spirits lift.


Rejoice sweet bird

in endless song,

thrilling one’s soul

the whole day long.






Richard W. Jenkins

©2018


© 2018 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
"Chaiku"
A Chaiku is Chinese rhythm in Japanese reserve.
Rhyming is permitted, but is not required.
A verse is 4 lines of 4-syllables each,
no limit to the number of verses.

Photography: Copyright credits to Ron Dudley.

Well-intended critique and helpful comments are always welcomed. : )

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This is wonderful! Chaiku?? never heard of it.. ( shocker huh ;-).. hmmmm I have some ideas floating around. :-) anyways, feel good litttle poem. Puts the Mockingbird in my mind, soft mimic songs soothing the soul... yep, a sweet little smile-maker poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Dear Susan,
Your confession of an inspiration is encouraging, indeed! No telling t.. read more



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I love messages about the natural beauty found in creatures & you've tuned this one like a set of guitar strings. Not familiar with this particular bird, but your word painting helps a reader feel as if it's right out there, doing its thing, enjoying being observed in your poem. Great word crafting! Fondly, Margie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Weeks Ago

Hi, Margie! : )
How wonderful to see you this fine day.
What a lovely brag you gave me.. read more
Our 'feathered friends', delicate, carefree, a delight to you, to me. In the air so pure, so clear with much joy without fear. A delight to read! Thank you.

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Richard

3 Weeks Ago

Indeed, it is!
kitty

3 Weeks Ago

Having trouble with feedback on another.
Richard

3 Weeks Ago

What do you mean?
Thank you for advising us on the Chaiku Richard. The images you have posted with your poetry are superb. I love birds but don't know much about the Mockingbird at all. It is not a native of where I reside. However I have learned from your wonderful tribute to this little creature that is can mimic others. All bird song lifts my spirits. I am left thinking what an incredibly clever little thing it is. Thank you for sharing your eloquent and beautiful poetry.

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Richard

1 Month Ago

Hi, Chris! : )
How wonderful to introduce you to this interesting little form … I am so ple.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Richard for telling me more about the mockingbird.
Richard

1 Month Ago

Sharing can be fun and interesting, Chris … ya think?
A wonderful tribute to a lovely bird, one of my favorites after making a trip to Australia. Their chirp, if you will, is so very distinctive and full of character. I once had a friend who lived near Perth and we would chat and the birds would be singing in the background. Such beautiful words and flawless form. This will be a keeper for me.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Many grateful thanks, Dear Dara,
How happy it makes me feel to please a fine, kindhearted, an.. read more
Wow such a lovely piece..loved it..

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and complimenting this piece, and for sharing your feeling.
...gorgeous birds! I have nesting mourning doves just outside my window. They (birds) are fascinating creatures to watch. Your poem is such a lovely lament to them, Richard.

I like the new avatar!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ohhh,
The softly cooing, gentle voice of the mourning dove … how it soothes a tumultuous so.. read more
Richard I've been away for a little while and I come back to be greeted with this
beautiful poem. In my mind, I can hear the mockingbirds' song. Thank you.

Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Hi, Dave!
I am so glad you're again here amongst your fans and peers, My Friend.
Yes, .. read more
I enjoyed the simplicity of this. I don't know if that has anything to do with this from or not. I watch mockingbirds around here and admire them, nothing wimpy about a mockingbird.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you most gratefully, Delmar, for your kind accolades and appreciative words in review.
.. read more
A tender, sweetly worded poem. As always its nice to read your words here, but have missed your special words which would “thrill my soul all day long”. Angel

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Brightest welcome, Angel,
A big thank you for sharing your highly prized praise and warmly ex.. read more
This is wonderful! Chaiku?? never heard of it.. ( shocker huh ;-).. hmmmm I have some ideas floating around. :-) anyways, feel good litttle poem. Puts the Mockingbird in my mind, soft mimic songs soothing the soul... yep, a sweet little smile-maker poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Dear Susan,
Your confession of an inspiration is encouraging, indeed! No telling t.. read more

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