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  A Woodland Chat
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, April 10, 2011
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I’ve Been Off Welcoming Spring;

I Never Know What It May Bring



“Come forth into the light of things,

Let nature be your teacher.”


William Wordsworth



I was walking in the forest

When I paused by a stream

I thought that I was all alone

When a bird walked up to me


And what a striking creature he was

Dressed in black, orange, and white

His red eyes peered right into mine

This feathered fellow was a delight


He seemed interested in conversing

So I sat down near him, in the brush

He slowly shuffled his feet in the dirt

He didn’t appear to be in much of a rush


After studying me for awhile, he spoke up

“Sueeet! Sueeet! Sueeet!  Drink Your Tea!”

I thought that this was extremely good advice

From my feathered friend, an Eastern Towhee


I guessed he had recently arrived in the north

On his spring migration, searching for a mate

I don’t know if he was bored, or got here early

But I’m glad he wanted to chat during his wait


His melodious greeting was quite delightful

His sage advice was pretty darn good too

I think that we both enjoyed our little chat

Eventually, I walked on, and away he flew


“Sueeet! Sueeet! Sueeet! “Drink Your Tea!”

I heard him once again sing, as he flew away

I normally brew a pot of coffee every morning

But in his honor, I’m drinking orange tea today


I always love the chats I have with animals

And, Mother Nature always teaches me a lot

I looked up the Eastern Towhee in my bird book

Amazingly, a group of Towhees is called a ‘Teapot’




©A Spring 2011 Encounter, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/22/2011
Cool bird. I've seen them in my Missouri backyard. I had to look it up too. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2011
Awesome!!!! What enchanting imagery you've painted here, Ed! Loved this!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/12/2011
so wonderful!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/11/2011
Ed this is priceless, I felt such serenity reading it, thank you.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/11/2011
ROFL - love that last line!! my kinda birds! :)) I have so many in the big Scots pines in my garden and love all the migrant visitors. Mostly I love the swallows that nest in our eaves, the way they are always muttering to each other "isn't it aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawful! isn't it aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawful". I've always thought that our offered accomodation was rather good, but there you go! Glad someone else eavesdrops on our feathered friends. Always rewarding. xx
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/10/2011
You do communion better than anyone i know.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/10/2011
Yes it is such a wonderful feeling to be out walking in nature and hear her voice in the foliage and wildlife around us.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/10/2011

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/10/2011
What a far-reaching well-crafted write!
I can't say enough about how you cheer us with your heart-felt poetry :)
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/10/2011 do talk to the animals?...verrry interesting. I enjoyed you chat with the little Towhee.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/10/2011
Maybe he was a gay bird & was looking to you to be his mate...either way he is a beautiful to hear him sometime...Jerseeeeeey
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/10/2011
Dear Bro Ed, this is such an enchanting poem,as you do so beautifully due to your love of nature and always being out and about! You are the pied piper of animals and I'm sure the birds delight in talking to you also!Have a marvelous Sunday!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/10/2011
Oh my.. this is precious sweet man..what a loving and caring heart you have.... sighhh... stay safe and well..Hugssss

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