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  A Snowflake In My Window
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird,

Or for the rising of the sun on a winter’s morning.


There they are, and they are beautiful.”


Pete Hamill


There he stood, all alone

Right outside, in the snow

My cats were observing him

Through our basement window


I began watching him, too

This tiny, all alone, Snowflake

Wondering, why he was out there

On his flight, had he made a mistake


These wondrous Snow Buntings

Always travel about in huge groups

I now wondered, if he were injured

I began wondering, what I should do


Had this Snowflake, somehow lost his way

Was he perhaps, now, in search of some food

He looked so very cold, and so alone, out there

I soon decided to feed him, to brighten his mood


But suddenly, he broke into an uplifting song

As we now saw many Snow Buntings in the sky

My cats and I watched, as he happily took to wing

Obviously, this little Snowflake, was still able to fly


I marked down his sighting, in my Christmas Bird Count

And, I wished he and all his brethren, a most joyous flight

Like so many other birds, these Snow Buntings are in decline

So, spotting this one and his flock, had filled me with delight


Snow Buntings spend the summer, up in the Arctic regions

And in the winter, they fly southward, to find better climes

As my cats quickly raced off to find something else to watch

I felt blessed by his visit, and I hope he’ll stop by another time


Snow Buntings, also known as ‘Snowflakes,’

Had numbered around 40 million, 40 years ago;

They’ve now lost 60 percent of their former population,

And I hope and pray I’ll continue to see them, in my window.



©Winter 2009, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/22/2009
Beautiful indeed Ed.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/21/2009
Oh what lovely imagery in this poem, Ed. Glad to hear you're still doing your bird count. Thanks for this peaceful, enlightening write.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/20/2009 so do I, Dad. Reminds me a little of the tiny Dunlin that arrive on our harbour shores to overwinter from South Africa - no bigger than my fist and moving like clockwork, drilling the shore for food, or like a billowing cloud on the wing. And they are STRONG, even when blown off-course. Are these quoted lines from Peter Hammill of Van de Graf Generator? He was a neighbour back in my old village just outside of Bath! :)) xx Wishing you many happy Snowflakes, Ed. xx
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/20/2009
As a review I am sending you another story about birds posted by a bird in Australia. As angels also have wings...I wonder...


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 12/20/2009
Ed, only you could write such a beautiful tale of a "Snowflake!" I don't know if I've ever seen one, but makes me wish I had!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/19/2009
A scout, looking at the local cat population....move on boys there's five fat ones here!!!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/19/2009
I enjoyed this wonderful poem about your snowflakes...May the peace, love, and light of the holidays fill you with joyous wonder.
Amber "V"
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/19/2009
lovely work,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/19/2009
No snow buntings around here but I do remember them from my childhood in northern Alberta. A delightful write and lesson, Mr. Ed. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/19/2009
What an absolute delight, they are so beautiful and wonderful to get to see too.

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 12/19/2009
A wondrous tale of a lovely Snowflake. Its truly sad to hear about the decline of its population like so many other creatures today. Great write.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/19/2009
A delightful piece, Ed; well done! Merry Christmas to you and the gang!

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

Send us some of those snowflakes! Please????
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/19/2009
No wonder why they are called snowflakes, beautiful Ed
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/19/2009
Ed, my Christmas wish is that a flurry of Snowflakes
with fill you and your yard with delight before winter's gone.
To you and your family of pets the happiest of holidays.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 12/19/2009
What a beautiful bird, and what an enjoyable poem of praise to these Snow Buntings, Ed! Hoping they find my back yard on their flight farther South; I'll be watching for them, just in case...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/19/2009
Very nicely written. A lone snow flake, a novel idea.

Reviewed by larry linville 12/19/2009
I love to have a conversation with objects like you have done in this poem.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/19/2009
such gifts they are!

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