Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mates in Motion

A  L  O  H  A !
Click Upon These Photos for LUCK

“Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for
Live in the

 Gwendolyn Brooks

“ What lies behind us 
and what lies before us
 are tiny matters 
compared to what lies 
within us ”

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

" There's nothing I value
 than the closeness of friends
 and family,
 a smile
 as I pass
 someone on the street. "

Willie Stargell

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This morning out on my lanai
(the Hawaiian word for a porch,or balcony)
I noticed the white doves that live around
Ala Moana Park
 playingFlying with:
 the light,
the updraft,
and each other
beneath my 33 floor perch.

My [blog invisible] husband
had just left for the day.
Thoughts of how some birds mate
for life made me reflect
upon OUR seasons

I enjoyed it so much, that I wrote this poem.
Or it would be truer to say
this poem wrote itself
with my pen, and to my delight.
Hope YOU like it:



Lucky are we who are blessed
(not cursed)
to be in a pair.

Especially the match
of lone-wolves,
 exceedingly rare.

Today I watched
the morning white birds
at play in the up-drafts
this building must birth-

Around anti-clockwise
again and again
thrilling harmony,
avian friends!

Their joy at one
with Waikiki-
mountains, fragrance,
excited people,
the sea.

I must have watched them
the length of a song
engaging sight,
but more beautiful

Till they flew off
beyond the canal-

  I lost sight of them,
still wingtip
to wingtip,
among the trees
on the other side.

Thanks for perching here to share my view
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                           Warmly, cloudia