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  Raining Ducks
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, June 05, 2010
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As birds now suffer on our Gulf,

Once again, at the hands of man,

A tale about some birds that I saw,

Nature’s lessons are so very grand.



“Reading about nature is fine,

But if a person goes to the woods,

And he watches, and he listens carefully,

He can learn far more than what is in books,

For they speak, with the voice of God.”


George Washington Carver




I was really fortunate on this trip

I had been blessed, with good luck

It is not every day, in this world of ours

That one can actually see it raining ducks


The very first day, on our trip to the north

I had noticed a mating pair of wood ducks

These aquatic birds are extremely fascinating

I love listening to their many calls and clucks


They had almost been exterminated

By the beginning of the 20th century

They need old growth forests to survive

Unlike other ducks, Woodies nest in trees


Thankfully, many nature loving people on lakes

Began constructing wooden nesting boxes for them

Today, wood ducks have thankfully made a comeback

These handmade nesting boxes, have prevented their end


And very luckily for me, our cabin was near an old nesting box

I would arise each dawn, and so joyously watch this mating pair

One morning, I witnessed something that was heavenly to behold

As their parents coaxed them on, their offspring, jumped into the air


I was really fortunate on this trip,

I had been blessed, with good luck;

It is not every day, in this world of ours,

That one can actually see it raining ducks.


And what a truly marvelous sight it was,

Nine newborn wood ducks, jumping down;

New life is always so miraculous to behold,

Nature provides wondrous sights and sounds.


©2010, Mr. Ed





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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/8/2010
Oh, this was a delightful poem!!
Absolutely a poem of perfection! I have such a fear for all of their futures.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/6/2010
How fortunate and blessed we are to have God's creatures amongst us; yet, how irratically thoughtless we are of their protection! I love this poem, as it enabled me to see what you were seeing, Ed. Great imagery, my friend...THANKS.
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/6/2010
Hilarious title, and heartwarming story....wonderful, lighthearted tale, Ed. Loved it!!!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/6/2010
that is so cool, and i think it is so amazing that they don't get hurt!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/5/2010
Wonderful write, Ed; well done! I love ducks, too! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/5/2010
I love this one for with all the pain of the oil spill and the stark consequences it is still nice to hear that there are hope in other areas...
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/5/2010
I can only imagine how wonderful it was, Ed!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/5/2010
It had to be mesmerizing
God bless,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/5/2010
How cool is that? Patrick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/5/2010
Ed, now this is such an uplifting story of nature's creatures at it's best. Thank you for sharing your eye witness of the marvel of nature..
Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/5/2010
A kodak moment..they are a beautiful duck~
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/5/2010
Sounds to be truly a sight to behold...e
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