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Osprey calls my name
by john k zimmerman
Friday, March 26, 2010
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An acquaintance asked me if I still missed the north. "Everyday". I replied.

This is a recasting of an earlier poem "OSPREY"


Once more I hear the osprey cry
My name across the northern sky
But I am far away from there
Osprey searches night and morn
for all that she claims as northern born
I remain in my prison here.

The gale that sweeps to me her call
binds me here in this damp hall
Shackled to a stinking southern river

Perhaps in death northward I shall roam
in that green paradises to make my home
Close to the osprey that calls to me there

Once more I hear the osprey cry
my name across the northern sky



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Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/30/2011
Ospreys live all over the place............

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/10/2010
Lovely sentiments; I can feel your yearning for the north country. I can relate. That's where I was born and spent most of my childhood. Love and peace to you, John,

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/30/2010
Truly there is no place like home. Beautiful longing.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 3/30/2010
Excellent work, John
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/26/2010
I hear ya, bro' & the osprey as well...e
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