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Earth Songs
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
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Earth Songs


Listen…
Do you hear it?
The earth is singing again,
Lovely songs that it learned so long ago,
The rain falling on the trees,
Making the leaves blow softly,
They sway in sweet ecstasy,
Dancing in the wind…

Even the snow sings,
Though it is a cold and empty song,
Its sweet sorrow touching your soul,
With the beauty of it’s icy heart…

Autumn too sings her verses,
In soft and muted tones,
Soothing the soul,
With lovely tones,
That echo softly in your bones…

Summer flays you raw,
With it’s burning rays,
And clear skies that go on forever,
Blazing proudly as it beats a fever,
Into your heart…


But Spring…

Spring sings,
In a loud and clear voice,
Vibrant and alive,
Reaching every heart,
With the joy of being alive…

You see it all around you,
Thin lips once cold and grim,
Now relax and smile again,

I hope Spring makes you smile too…
It will you know,
If you will just stop a minute,
And listen…

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Reviewed by Michelle Smolen
Reindeer,
Now this is my absolute favorite!(lol) So many of yours are but this one speaks to me so deeply. I love the way you go from season to season finding beauty in each one. Alas, spring is the maiden now isn't she? Meditative and alluring...Brillant!
Merry Met~Shell
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
This is a totally melting and harmonious write that makes me truly appreciate the gift of being alive - and the beautiful world we have been given to live in. I shall breathe deeply and lift my sights heavenwards. Thank you, Reindeer, for your soulful affinity with the world you inhabit. Go softly, gentle Traveller!! Kate xx
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr
excellent!! so many times in our busy life we forget to stop and listen to earth's sounds and to enjoy the seasons..
spring no doubt is one that should put a big smile on everyones face if we would just stop and listen..
thank you and enjoyed this
Tommy
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great write and very wise thoughts :-)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Listen…
Do you hear it?
The earth is singing again,
Lovely songs that it learned so long ago,
The rain falling on the trees,
Making the leaves blow softly,
They sway in sweet ecstasy,
Dancing in the wind

wow....heartfelt write...very very excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Reindeer...very beautiful and inspiring work here.
Really enjoyed reading it...floria
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
Beautiful and Heartfelt.
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
Lovely and beautifully coded versa with simple heart and thoughts ... Loved the lines so much ...


Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
love those songs the changing of season
my favorite is fall
Reviewed by jude forese
wonderfully uplifting poem!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Romantic You!

TRASK
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
Singing with Spring, Reindeer. Such a treasure, this one. Dawn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Earth songs are the best songs, Retta. Thank you for this beautiful offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mary Quire
I love nature poems and this has just done what I think all of them should do; paint a picture that makes you feel that you are there. Very well done.

M.Rose
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
"You see it all around you,
Thin lips once cold and grim,
Now relax and smile again,

I hope Spring makes you smile too…
It will you know,
If you will just stop a minute,
And listen…"

Delightful, Reindeer!
Loved these last two stanzas!
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
Beautiful title, Reindeer. And your poetry is just so lovely, it has such a gentle radiance! This a fine piece, wonderfully written!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Awesomely enchanting and most beautiful, Reindeer. Truly enjoyed this!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Leaves me with thoughts of a lonely world before any creatures existed, then sit back and meditate at the world from a one day visitors view. This one sure is for keeps. One of my fav's...
Reviewed by George Carroll
Wonderful write that is captivating
Reviewed by john zimmerman
I like this.
I especially like the shifting of the senses from the visible to the audible--nicely done

john+
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Beautiful imagery here Retta....The earth does speak to us hey!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Ah, yes, Spring! Wonderful time of the year. Romance. Warming days. Cool, not cold, nights. Budding of living things. Oh! Forgot. SPLAT!!! Got him. Mosquitoes. Drat.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale
Ah, what a fine ear you have, Reindeer!! Thank you so much for reminding us to listen! Lovely write!

Peace.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Retta, yes it will make you smile if you listen. So many wonderful things it has to say too.
There is nothing anymore touching than the sounds of nature awakening. Excellently written. Lisa
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
I hope Spring makes you smile too…
It will you know,
If you will just stop a minute,
And listen…

< < < < <Gentle and touching....I am loving your poetry lately...Rein!!

Debashish
Reviewed by Allan Aguilar (Reader)
your words are truly like Spring...

very Lovely lines...uplifting!

love your works!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Beautiful, Retta.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Reindeer, this is an uplifting of the heart!
As vibrant as spring itself! wonderfully written!
Reviewed by William J. Cryer (Reader)
Beautiful! And when Spring's last song echoes through the valleys and woods, it is a time of mourning. Nice work, Reindeer.
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