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  A Heavenly Sight
by Mr. Ed
Friday, March 12, 2010
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“I realized that if I had to choose,

I would rather have birds,

Than airplanes.”


Charles Lindbergh,

Shortly Before His Death





I was standing outdoors

It was shortly after dawn

Enjoying another new day

With my dogs on our lawn


I looked up to the heavens

And, I saw them in the sun

They were all heading north

Spring Migration had begun


I first learned all about them

As a young child, so long ago

From a nature-loving instructor

“Your neighbors, you should know.”


They are amongst the oldest

Living birds on Mother Earth

And, watching them head north

Always fills my heart with mirth


For many millions of years on this planet

In Spring, they’ve returned to the northland

Their numbers, very sadly, are now dwindling

So spotting them, for me, is always truly grand


They make numerous stopovers on their journey

In the wetlands and marshes, along their long way

But we’ve now drained, so many of their rest stops

From the skies, they now see steel and concrete, today


Ancient instinct and perseverance, urge them on, to their nesting grounds

Following the same route of their ancestors, up to Wisconsin and Michigan

These magnificent Sandhill Cranes have seen so much change, in 200 years

I pray they don’t follow the path of the Buffalo, which we brought to an end



I looked up to the heavens,

And I spotted them in the sun;

I was thrilled they were still there,

One more Spring Migration had begun.




©Spring 2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/13/2010
Ed This one write was surly a treat for me, because just a few days ago I had the rare privilege, to have photo a mating pair of sand cranes just a few blocks away with their 2 chicks what a beautiful sight , they have blessed my vision that day....peace be with you
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/13/2010
They are ever so graceful in flight. Patrick
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/13/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/12/2010
we are in their migatory path-they are such a treat!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/12/2010
Very beautifully done and love that quote...
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 3/12/2010
A lot of thought and creativity
went into the making of this
fine poem. Enjoyed very much Ed.

Blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/12/2010
Magnificent beauty Ed..I had wild turkeys that came through my yard for the last few years..and just found out that the DNR has been shooting them, because they say there are too sad is that
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/12/2010
What an awesome picture!!!! You have certainly paid them tribute, Ed! Birds are such magnificent gifts!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/12/2010
Don't think I have ever seen a crane in flight, though not sure...but the pic did it right for me...E
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/12/2010
It is always good to have our feathered friends back spoken from a Northerner..I look forward to our birdies return to Connecticut.

I loved your light hearted poem this morning, Ed, thank you for this.

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/12/2010
Angels flying, omnious sign, there are less and less of them, of course lakes of oil instead of water don't help. Great one, great one! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/12/2010
We got around here the first couple of Canada mallard ready to get their nest going. I suppose that Spring is really coming here.


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