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Add a bit of music to this verse
and transform it to a song,
one in which you might immerse
and listen to the whole day long.

For background, rustling fallen leaves
as a squirrel seeks a last acorn
joined by a mourning dove which grieves
the loss of warmth this winter morn.

The woodwinds are the ducks and geese
whose notes vary from low to high
which they all gladly release
while conducting through a cobalt sky.

Woodpeckers play the deep bass drum
while hollowing a dead pine tree.
Breeze stirred small limbs can then become
the kettle section, rhythm free.

The wind will play the power line
like violins sounding soft and deep
while trickling waters will define
a tinkling bell from a small seep.

Add all the other sylvan sounds
howls, deer snorts and squirrel barks
crows' cacophony when an owl's around
plus songbirds from finches to larks.

All add to the chorus of this song
in forest halls where people seldom come
heard by a poet who for far too long
sat scribbling with a quiet hum
trying to change plain verse into a song.

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What a lovely touch you've added to your lively imagery.
You caught me with this one.


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Thank you for coming by and leaving such kind comment......stan

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A very artistic piece and full of natural sounds, captured one by one in this grand symphony.
Yours Ian..

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There is not a lot of difference between song and poetry is there? Thanks for dropping by........stan

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......and charming, really enjoyed this fine piece of writing. As you say Stan, no big difference between song and poetry. I wrote lyrics for a heavy metal band back in the 1980's, had some wild fun back then ;-)

I'm almost zen like now!

"Death" is nonsense: what is there to die?
"Life"? How could " life" "die"? That is a contradiction
in terms. Can "light" become "darkness"?
"Light" can only cease to be apparent

Wei Wu Wei

Not sure metal can be equated with music...........JUST KIDDING lol. youngest son is in a metal band and some of it's pretty good. Zen like huh? not sure I believe That............stan

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Lead Zeppelin, came through to my thoughts when I read that you use to write for a heavy metal group.
I could see it sitting there in a field, a massive creature unable to lift off of the ground, just had to mention it lol.
Now you must keep your thoughts light so that you can float as gossamer on the wind, maybe write stuff for "Wings"
Take care young traveller great to have you here, Yours Ian.

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