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Like Birds

November 25, 2012
By KnitsandPurls GOLD, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
KnitsandPurls GOLD, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
13 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books"
--Thomas Jefferson

Peace flits above our heads, tantalizing yet elusive,
Like birds we can see but not quite catch hold of.

Once in a wonderful while, someone coaxes a bird to his or her finger,
Sharing peace with the world.

These people are precious miracle-makers,
Because they give Mother Earth a chance to catch her breath.

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on Dec. 10 2012 at 3:20 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

This is positively beautiful! I hate to say that one part stands above another, because the whole piece was well written and fit togeather perfectly, but I loved the bits about the people bringing peace. The last two lines were perfect! I really love this.

on Dec. 9 2012 at 10:57 am
ThatGirlWithAVoice BRONZE, Brampton, Other
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My hobbies include editing my life story, hiding behind metaphors & trying to convince my shadow that I'm someone worth following." - Rudy Francisco

Perhaps I'm slightly biased towards this peice because I have a deep rooted love for poetry about birds, but I won't dare deny that I loved this. So short yet it said so much. Each stanza capuring a different emotion: wonder, enchantment, peace. It's amazing. Oh and the alliteration in "once in a wonderful while" is just remarkable. Reading this was calming and certainly a welcome break from a hectic day. You're quite talented my dear. 

kirsten9 GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2012 at 2:03 pm
kirsten9 GOLD, Washington Courthouse, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go for the gold!

I adore this poem! Not only is it very well worded and spoken, it is an interesting and different view than most everything else I have read on this site. Great poem!!!

on Nov. 30 2012 at 6:17 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Oh. My. Gosh. This is so beautiful. Amazingly beautiful. I LOOOVE the last line... WOW. This is just.. wow. Great job!! I'm reading every single one of your pieces now... haha (: Great job.