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The Jewel That Brings April 15th
by Leland Waldrip
Sunday, April 16, 2006
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You can set your watch -- er, calendar, by them.



It’s Easter, but the Bunny doesn’t bring them,
Tax day, yet of 1040 they never heard,
It’s exploding bouquet that delivers whim,
To ruby-throated nectar sipping bird —

April 15th northern Virginia they show,
Every year, the same, right on time,
Just as on Sept 15,th south they go,
Ahead of blossoms frosted rime. 

They check the flowers and play,
A cold spell will make them hide,
Sugar feeders make males display,
Until nesting pulls females aside.

The young find sugar charms,
In a light rain before dark,
As mosquitoes in feeding swarms,
Humming — thirty strong, on a lark.

Sugar they like, but from it will zoom,
To mimosa and other flowers of summer,
To add to their diets much natural bloom.
Priceless jewel — the ruby-throated hummer!

© 2006 R. Leland Waldrip



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/27/2006
I need this delightful offering from you, Leland. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/20/2006
They abound here in AZ.
Beautiful littel things, and a lovely tribute.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/18/2006

You are a unique SONNET of The Mother Poet, which is always thanking You for making HER honored. "The Jewel That Brings April 15th" is a Gift You deliver to inspire and share the beauty and wonders of our Mother Poet.

Healthy Creative Life, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 4/17/2006
Ah Leland my friend always a delightful read. I miss seeing the hummingbirds perhaps the pollution from the Mississippi has driven them away from us here on the west side of the river. Peace, love, and blessings my friend. Mikii
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/17/2006
I absolutely love hummingbirds, Leland! They truly are fascinating creatures.

Yes, the other creatures of nature are more adept at telling time than humans, even with our clocks and calendars. They look within themselves while we search without.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 4/17/2006
A truly happy poem. One delights in the dance of words and the charm of these gems of nature.
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 4/17/2006
Isn't this fascinating? We don't have these particular precious jewels in this corner of the world, my dearest friend, but if we look closely, there are many treasures like this around us, everywhere. And aren't they the ones that make us truly richer?
Love to read you again!
Lots of love and {{{{{{{{{hums... oops... I mean, hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}... :0)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/17/2006
Funny how they know huh?? Tha power of the Lord just showed us yet again how great his work of art really is!!

Happy Easter my Friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/16/2006
One of my favorite jewels!;-) I have them visit me every day while they are here. Good to see and read you Leland!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2006
I love hummers, too. :) A soaring tribute to a lovely bird.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/16/2006
Love them hummers. Not the GM kind, but the ones who hover.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/16/2006
You put a little thought into this and your thought process alwasy gives us something a bit different, that is the Leland touch. Gotta love it.
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