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Colors of the Wind
by Susan K. de Vegter

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Birds in flights of fancy, making their way north.
Canvassing the blue skies, necks stretched for all their worth.
Beating wings that struggle...squawks and quacks aloud...
Geese with tails a waggle, in and out of clouds.
Some form "V's" of letters, others leave vapor trails
All with wings to steer them, resting as they sail.
Into drafts for Windstorks, gliding like a jet.
To rookeries in south marshes...mid Cypress trees to rest.
Small birds gently gather among pine tree limbs to roost

Pyracanthor berries...Their energies to boost.
Like buckshot out of bushes, as birds charge and swiftly fly.
Into clouds that gently shift...like dark forms in the sky.
Off into the distance...Heading north as winds do blow,
Old Man Winter's closing...His chilly, wintry doors.

Springtime's around the corner, and with her comes the sweet..
Calls of nestling's fuzzy balls. Bluebirds for their sweet...
Hearts to woo for mating, bird boxes for their homes.
They mate for life as we should...and never do they roam.
So dedicated feathered friends...among my garden here..
New buds of spring heard calling, these colors of the wind.
They visit every season, for the joys that they convey...
We feed them within reason...till they're off and on their way.
So welcome, feathered fancies, come nest and feed my eyes.
Your colors are my wonder, as your rainbows kiss the sky.

© 1999 Susan K. de Vegter

 


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Reviewed by Rose King 11/8/2010
Love the word content and they way this flowed
and the ending is simply beautiful....
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 3/15/2010
This reads as if you were flying beside these birds.
The wonders they see
What nature will be
Nothing we lack
Sky Blue & Black
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/15/2010
Wonderful imagery and piccy; perfect!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/15/2010
Susan,
It is always a pleasure to read your wonderful work. Colors of the Wind flows so freely just like those birds in your photo..
Nicely written.

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/15/2010
Lovely write. I love poetry about nature...and this one is beautiful!

Anna
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/15/2010
I love your poetry Susan, the images and metaphors in this are amazing
Reviewed by Paul Judges 3/15/2010
Excellent writing, Susan
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/14/2010
Our souls need the beauty of nature.
Thanks for feeding us this bounty.

John
Reviewed by richard cederberg 3/14/2010
Fantastic image and an equally fantastic write.
Rich with imagery and intelligence.
Eleven years old too - goodness where has it gone?
Blessings Belle ...
richard
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/14/2010
Wonderful. Without migrations, many birds would go unseen. The local rookery of cattle egrets enables me to see three buzzards from my suburban backyard yesterday.

Ron
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/14/2010
Truly beautiful wite Susan and with such intensity it brings the outdoors alive with each line...
fee
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/14/2010
beautiful write, the coming of so mny species is so glorious!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/14/2010
Amazing natures call / A sight to behold / You made the migration even more special than it is, Susan, with you carefully flowing poetry / I hear their voices in the distance of my mind.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/14/2010
Gorgeous write, Susan. Very well done indeed.
Reviewed by John Domino 3/13/2010
Beautiful poem and awesome photo. Reminds me of our pelicans here in Florida. Loved it!

John Michael Domino
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