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  Early Mornin Hitchhiker
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, April 02, 2009
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“Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful.

It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.

Welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower.”

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Music: Awakening

 

 

 

I headed out awfully early

For a dawn walk, in the dark

At the very end of my driveway

I soon spotted a tiny piece of bark

 

As I bent down, to look it over

It moved, and crept up my hand

Not bark at all, but a baby bird

And this one, was oh so grand

 

And now, from my open palm

It crept up my arm, to my head

And there it sat, in all its glory

So happy, not filled with dread

 

And soon, it began boldly chirping

“See! See! See!” now very exuberantly

As I slowly ambled over to the old maple

It now slowly crept from my head to the tree

 

And now, I watched in utter fascination

As it crept back up that old tree, to its nest

What a joyous family reunion now occurred

This hitchhiking infant was home with the rest

 

This tiny feathered newborn miracle of nature

Had obviously fallen out of its nest in the night

And now, I heard an entire chorus of song above

It was being welcomed home, in dawn’s early light

 

My tiny new hitchhiking friend is called a Brown Creeper

Its kind slowly creeps up the bark of trees, looking for meals

They have long beaks to root out insects, and also camouflage

Since they blend in with tree bark, they’re quite difficult to see

 

 

Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful.

It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.

 

Welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower.

 

And, in every tiny newborn bird…

 

 

©2009, Mr. Ed
 


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Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 4/5/2009
Thank you for this reminder that we are part of nature's beauty. Alas, so many have forgotten. I enjoyed the music while reading. A nice twist.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/3/2009
You are sooo wonderfully attuned to nature! I love your beautiful story poetry -- celebrating our animal and feathered friends! Thank you, ED!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/3/2009
Thank you ,Ed! My tears of sadness at today's horrors, have turned to joy,and I joined the chorus as the tiny newborn rejoined its family! You are a treasure!;-)...TL
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/2/2009
You my friend are flying high with this one, you brought forth a most rewarding feeling of all of God's blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/2/2009
what a gift-both you and this tiny creature!
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/2/2009


What a blessing this poem is! The theme of God's creation touching us and the encounter with the Brown Creeper is an experience in itself.
Thank you for writing about it.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/2/2009
What a story...I can just see that bird on your head in all his glory....great write!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/2/2009
Wow what a great story...love it.

Fee
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 4/2/2009
Sweet story. I greatly enjoy watching baby birds once they've left the nest myself.
AM
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 4/2/2009
What a joyful poem and greeting you give us, Ed! It's amazing how the "wee ones" are so trusting; but I believe God's creatures know who to trust...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/2/2009
Excellent, Ed. You've got that special touch and heart.
Obviously the birds know it too. -gene.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/2/2009
Happy for the bird & glad it didn't leave you a gift on your head...Ed
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/2/2009
You really challenged yourself here. Following a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson means you have really got to shine. Well, you did. This was beautiful.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/2/2009
'Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful.
It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower.
And, in every tiny newborn bird…'

Awesome, Ed, thanks for sharing!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/2/2009
Beautiful, hope filled lines, Ed, that Creeper knew you were no creep. =] Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/2/2009
Now that is the way to start a morning, up close and personal with nature...well done, Ed

Carole~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/2/2009
Oh brother PeeWee! don't tell me that you are gonna be another Birds Whisperer now that Jasmin have gonna whispering on the baby seals...
But, maybe, that bird was God telling you that He could match you with an new born bird, anytime you wish to say tanks look up and say it, because you are one of the few He bothers with.

Georg

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/2/2009
Absolutely wonderful write, Ed, and the piccy is beautiful! Well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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