Meadowlarks flight of fancy

Meadowlarks flight of fancy

A Poem by Patricia Wedel

In the Winter of my life... I miss the lazy whistles 

of the Meadowlark in the Summer heat of youth... 

when the coolness of the shade gave way to love  

laying in the flower beds among the buttercups... 

Now the snowflakes tease the Cardinals and Bluejays 

when North Winds blow across the plains and fields 

of sacred moments spent in rows of Wheat and Corn 

where fruited plains of apples and peaches ripened in 

groves before the the Autumn colors painted dreams 

gave way to Winter lullabies and cries of Sparrows 

left to find a warm path to the islands in the Sun... 

We accept that our Hope of Spring is like a solemn 

prayer of stained glass windows where the Light 

shines through... the colors of our Soul... Amen 
     

© 2020 Patricia Wedel


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Dear Pat, you cover the seasons like a plein air painting, with colors washing over a canvass of wheat and corm, apples and peaches, such vivid images come to me as if I am there with you sharing all these memories. You must be a birder, because you know the names of so many, and their sounds as well.
Love this poem...an ode to the seasons. Best, Betty

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Betty... a warm and lovely review... I appreciate so much. I have always loved birds, and n.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

correction: plein air painting... I googled that... Pat
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

What a colorful and detailed thank you I got upon awakening...this morning...I wish my images were .. read more



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You've brought new sensory definition to a trek thru the winter (or autumn) of one's life! I feel like I've got one foot in autumn & the other in winter! *wink! wink!* It's hard not to long for one of the seasons that's not available to us anymore! But that's the beauty of poetry . . . we can immerse in whatever season we get a hankerin' for! Or, like you often do, immersing in more than one season at a time, not to mention fluttering among multiple featheries and a plethora of fawna & flora. This poem, as with most of your poetry, is an example of abundance. It's like saying, yeah I'm deep into winter now, but "ALL THIS!" If only more people could set up their life's equation like this! Happy new year! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dearest Barley Girl... let’s give Life a Swirl... like a Jazz Band that feels like all the Seasons.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

Best Wishes as you stay warm by your
Stove of snap, crackle and pop... Live all your lines .. read more
Sweet Pat, you have such a beautiful heart and soul and it graces your pen so we all can appreciate them both. this has glorious imagery and warms the heart. thank you for always sharing yours

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Patricia... we can spend our life obtaining Virtues ... but keeping them is an extra venue w.. read more
Oh, how we long to those magical days of youth and vibrancy. How we feel the effects of the seasons on us. We sing with the birds the songs of love and laughter. Your poetry is a feast and a Holiday treat. Happy Holidays.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Sami... I am delighted to bring you a Feast for the Holidays.. If only it were possible to .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

May you always be blessed with many gifts. You are welcome.
I am definitely feeling my winter approaching, but this transported me back to my youth...Vermont...the sounds of the Bob Whites, and the Whippoorwills....and the mooing cows...and the days that seem to last forever.
thank you for this, Pat,
j.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Jacob... the memories in Vermont are surely part of your heart. Yes, snow and Whippoorwills.. read more
Yes, the years change everything and the "songs" of youth are not quite the same when we get older. The imagery you employ is so vivid, my friend. The colors of your soul are like a kaleidoscope! Wonderful to read your words....so filled with hope and uplifting. Lydi**

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Lydi... we had some light snow flakes today... a hint of more .. perhaps. Your review is me.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Lydia for saying ... “the colors of my Soul are like a Kaleidoscope”... a lovely Omen .. read more
Beautiful nature imagery notwithstanding, this one is about the human spirit and the passage of life. Summer is the first season mentioned, and it stands for youth and young love. Following are autumn and then winter, not in that order. Spring is not discussed except as a hope, which tells me it symbolizes the renewal of life after the physical existence has passed. Thus we have not only a poem, but a statement of faith.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest John... love your review... our Seasons come and go, and soon it is time to view our life in.. read more
There's such a lovely eloquence to your seasonal pieces. This gives us a little nostalgia, too...and oh, how it warms the heart!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Kelly... you are the Light that shines through
the Cathedral stained glass windows. .. read more
Yes we do dear Pat.
"We accept that our Hope of Spring is like a solemn
prayer of stained glass windows where the Light
shines through... the colors of our Soul... Amen "
The poem was wonderful and I loved the above lines. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest John... 💕 lovely to read your review. The lights of Christmas are lining Rooftops and g.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Pat. I hope you are doing well and being safe.
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear John... so far, we are blessed; however, it is like living on the edge of uncertainty... filled.. read more
First of all, the first line, "in the winter of my life, " wow. What a way to start a poem, story or anything for that matter. The rest of the poem was beautiful and glowed so well with its imagery and passion for it. I enjoyed this read. Wonderfully explained and expressed, Pat. Tyfs

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Cyprian... thanks for stopping by. There are seasons to our life. We need to enjoy the day.. read more
Dang. It's good. Finally someone that can actually write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Poet.. do your initials stand for “color” or “clear”... or are you on “Cloud “9”... read more

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