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Whippoorwill’s Egression

Whippoorwill’s Egression

Whippoorwill’s somber melody
assures conclusion
as she perches disheartened
swallowing shallow
breaths of the
melancholy wind.
 
Her spirit barren, contrasting
intended leave-rooting
nests camouflaged by
enchanted evening songs
heard persistently
among the sheltered
unstinted countryside.
 
Flocks repeat arias
vocalizing a euphonious
tune as sporadic dull-tone
chirps escape her beaten bill,
she rests tired in the
shrouded copper-colored
landscape.
 
Moths and insects supply
nourishing sustenance
for clusters, but she
refuses the lure,
her last flight and meal
surrendered
as she fades
away into
          L
           E
            A
             V
              E
               S.

 

 

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Cherie Sumner

Awwww...Poor whippoorwill.....They do have the saddest cry....and she used her voice to be her last calling goodbye.....feeling her last breath for lasting effect....I love the how you set the scene....with nature's lure to the reader...great wording and formatting.....Great work xox Cherie

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Linda Balboni

Hi, Cherie!

Thanks so much for reading and leaving your kind response regarding my poem! Whether birds, or humans, we all eventually get to a point of no return. 😔 (physically, or mentally)

Have a great weekend!

Lindi

 

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Leah Cabael Yodico

One look at the picture, I thought one of your paintings ## 
I love the last formatting and the choice of words ## really beautiful ##

cheers 
Leah 

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Linda Balboni

Hi, Leah! 

Thank you you so much for reading my poem and leaving such kind comments.

I am very complimented to know that you can imagine this piece as a painting/drawing. 😍 

Have a a great day!

Lindi

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Dblankportriat .

Leaving a just a whisper of what I had written 
 

Bringing symbolism to the cry of the whippoorwill, even as it saddens me , it give me the opportunity to look at nature from another perspective, I can't explain how much this write has impacted my notions of these fascinating creatures having a soulful language of their own...

In my mind I know even the trees can speak and hum the tones of wisdom they hold .

Truly a masterful read👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Linda Balboni

Hello, D!

Many thanks for your kind and generous words regarding this piece! Your response is so poetic!

As beautiful as nature is, at times I feel melancholy in terms of life and death and  the circle of life.😔

Enjoy your day!

Lindi

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Dblankportriat .

Honestly I can sure relate to what you are saying 😉

Stay blessed beautiful soul 😊

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