Wild and Free on a tree Branch

Wild and Free on a tree Branch

A Poem by Patricia Wedel

As I experience each day.   

I fly high as a Northern Flicker...  

dressed in latest fashion in 

black and brown feathers...  

My hat is a reddish gold where 

my senses are forever bold...  

No one ever figures my riches 

are butterfly sparrow songs and the  

sound of buzzing bees in honeycombs... 

 

© 2020 Patricia Wedel


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I haven't read anything at the cafe in a month or two & this title made me click on your poem as the first thing I'm reading, upon returning! I love this. I really see myself in it, all the way! I am this free & wild bird, sitting on my branch, preening my feathers for absolutely nobody, but just becuz it feels so good to be alive! I love how your poetry taps into that spirit of living in vast freedom like the featheries do! Here's hoping everything is going well for you & that this pandemic biz hasn't impacted you or your loved ones (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest Margie... we have people kneeling... whether or not they should...
some people pray .. read more



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Beautiful imagery and such a lovely exemplification of the Zen concept of wealth beyond the material. No one can own the sound of buzzing bees but you and I are both rich with it. This poem reminds me of my favorite poem in the world, an ancient Chinese series of poems called "the 10 bulls".

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Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

dear T.S. Other cultures have felt the beauty of nature to be essential to our survival... as our m.. read more
Hello, dear petal! Yet again you nudge me to learn another of your country's birds.. and is lovely, as is your poem. You have a gentle way of saying, LOOK! And I did,... then re.read your lovely words and can now sit down a while, close my eyes and see your poem come to life. Thank you so very much. Love to you all, keep safe. Please.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

2 Months Ago

Just a qick peep to say hello to you and a few other friends.. tis late here, phone on the go now an.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Some people sing for a living... some gamble for a living. I bet you dance for a living-- dance lik.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

Clever you., petal, have always loved to dance!! As a wee girl that's what i wanted to do - stage w.. read more
Dear Pat, I googled Northern Flicker to find out more about this avian friend. You have personified this bird and I love your lines. You have me flying high this Saturday morning with you. Sending warm wishes. I love the posted image of you and your dearest. It has got to be. Now there's two birds of a feather who stick together :)

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest Chris... how charming of you to research the Northern Flicker... so gorgeous
In colo.. read more
I agree with the poem. I find peace in nature.
"No one ever figures my riches
are butterfly sparrow songs and the
sound of buzzing bees in honeycombs..."
Dear Pat. I did enjoy the poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest John... lovely to read your review...
yes, we are very Rich and fortunate to have th.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Pat.
Very enjoyable Pat
unfortunately, we do not have the Northern Flicker in our area but we are blessed these days with a hoard of new babies being fed by busy mothers!
The cutest of these is the chickadee with the splash of white on their cute cheeks
Ain't it grand

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Dave... Chickadees are adorable... in our Cottage where we previously lived, we had a young Che.. read more
Beaitifully written. Filled with nature's royal colors. Truly magnificient. Enjoyed this read....

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Pestonjee... yes.. our best fashion colors are worn by our super sonic birds who fly with the g.. read more
Pestonjee

2 Months Ago

You’re so welcome Ms. Pat!
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You keep good company. So uplifting. Beautiful poem, Pat.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Ana... having a birds eye view of life is really amazing and perhaps the birds occasionally enj.. read more
Very lovely poem! I enoyed it. c: It had a good meaning. c:

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear JungLee... the meaning of life is often seen
in nature where birds and flowers dance a.. read more
JungLee

1 Month Ago

Sounds lovely c:
A lovely representation of beauty in nature. I enjoyed the read. Bless, F.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest Fabian... the birds have the loveliest of feathers... so refined. "Consider the Lillies of .. read more
My mind took a left turn at fashion and diverted me into thinking that the birdsong soundtrack, when translated would read... "And here's Pat in this years must have feathered number", while the paparazzi clicked away.
But to be truly free, there wouldn't be any paparazzi 😀
If our days were filled like this Pat, we'd all smile a little more I think.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest Lorry ... a lovely review... tethered with freedom to be dressed in nature’s best to keep .. read more

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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 16 and Madeline age 12; also Shannah age 7 and sister Kahless age 5; Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbu.. more..

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