Join Free! | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Jansen Estrup, iJames McClelland, iHank Nuwer, iBrian Hill, iLois Santalo, iMaryAngela Nangini, iW. Craig Reed, i

  Home > Nature > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Frank Koerner

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 128 Titles
· 205 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Aug, 2006

Frank Koerner, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Kindle)
by Richard Rydon

Book three in the Luper series, ‘The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery’, sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle - The Complete Seminar
by Paul Kyriazi

The original seminar created in 1998. ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Nature)
  1.  Butterfly
  2.  Just Nature
  3.  The Balding Locust Tree
  4.  Trees
  5.  Spring in the Country
  6.  One with Nature
  7.  Brilliant Sparkles
  8.  Jell-o Peach Cloud Supreme
  9.  gentle surprise
  10.  There is Too Much, Too Much Air Around Me
  11.  Mother Earth, Our Rock of Hope
  12.  A Walk With Dogs
  13.  Butterfly Blues
  14.  The Crossing
  15.  A Woodland Chat
  16.  Whats Happening To Me?
  17.  Plastic World
  18.  Winter Wonderland
  19.  Indian Summer Sojourn
  20.  Zen Found...

Relief Just a Swallow Away
by Frank Koerner
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Frank Koerner
•  I Yam A Potato
•  I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
•  Where Credit Is Due
•  Hysterical or Historical
•  Head Shop
           >> View all 100

News Item: The legendary return of the swallows to the southern California coastal town of San Juan Capistrano takes place yearly on March 19, often to the chagrin of the local residents.

Lyrics originally sung by a crooner known as "Der Bingle"

Nowadays are kept alive by the tourists’ money jingle.

Tourists come from far away places around this time of year

Precisely when the swallows off their northward journey veer.


On March 19 like clockwork, the swallows en masse arrive,

A better schedule the tourist board couldn't possibly contrive.

But different words to that romantic tune warbled by Bing Crosby,

Are sung by locals (under breath) with words not used by Cosby.


The song’s words, "When the swallows come back to Capistran-oh"

Hints at the fact that loving a swallow is merely one to know.

They're really unwelcome houseguests, nesting under all eaves,

'Cause everywhere a bird alights, its  signature unique it leaves.


But compared to their larger cousins, the ordinary pigeon,

When they have done their duty, it's merely just a smidgen.

Now increase that spot by a thousand swallows' multiplier,

One understands the frustration that has Capistrano wired.


There is an embe dded gleam of hope, for as the year wears down,

One by one the swallows get bored and elect to leave this town,

October 15 at 3 P.M, as the last resident becomes a screamer,

The birds decide the weather is better down in Argentina.


Departure's quick as arrival, although in a different direction,

Having converted all the residents to proponents of vivisection.

Tourists, too, will disappear, by next 18th of March quite sparse.

Then dawn will break on March 19 to re-start this yearly farce.

 Copyright © 2007 by Frank Koerner  

CLICK HERE to sample Frank's 4 time award-winning, travel adventure book.....
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/5/2007
hahaha sounds like a mess or could it be fun to see
enjoyed this true story/poem
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Bennett 3/4/2007
Your poetry gives on so m uch meaning that you have to recieve positive feedback from all that review. Thanks for sharing with me and many others here on the lovely Den.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.