The day lilies are budding

They will be as yellow as the sun

When they arrive

I’m smiling already

For the joy of them.

I think

I won’t mow around the juniper

As it’s where the bunny

Has his daily feast

And I wouldn’t want him

To go hungry.

By the time I reach the briers

There is another,

He doesn’t know me as well

So, is more cautious,

Hops away faster

Than the other.

Crows as black as the night

Take off from the open grasses

Calling to each other as they do…

They have a lively conversation

Amongst themselves

How kind of them to let me listen

Even if

I don’t quite understand

The language…

The wind blows strong today

Clouds coming and going

Crossing the sun

Making my shadow long

Then, just as suddenly..

..leaving, and all of me is gone.

I like the gentle shadows,

I guess that’s because I know

The heavy heat of summer

Will be here soon,

And the shadows are a comfort

To tender things

That need protection

..for them to grow.

It is feather season!

I found the first only recently!

It delighted me

From head to toe!

It was downy white and small,

And set my thoughts to soaring

The widest open skies.

This morning there was another,

I went in close

My heart took a leap,

.. and I turned my gaze upward

Knowing he wouldn’t be there

But hoping…

…all the same.

He is never very far away

Although I seldom see him.

I keep watch..

..and wonder

If he does the same for me.

And so I am at the water’s edge again,

Where the wind blows

As strong

As if I’m by the sea..

I search the heavens and wait

For him to fly once more to me…

****

ellie894 May 22,2020

143 thoughts on “my eagle…

  1. I collect feathers! I’ve asked the crows that come to feast on the pecans I can’t reach and I’ve asked the flock of wild parrots that showed me what my tree is… no feathers.
    I love walking with you through your magical woods to your wind whispering water.😍🦅🏞🐇🌬🍃🌻🦋💌

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    1. Me too! Aren’t they wonderful?! They’re such a sweet gift. I don’t see the eagle all the time. He’s pretty shy so it’s always exciting when I see signs of him around. I hope you get a feather soon. 🦜Thank you for coming along with me! 🍃🍄🦅🔏🌬🌷🐇💌🦄💞

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  2. I found a dove feather in the yard today-thankfully, it was a larger feather. I don’t like finding smaller feathers, that usually means a cat has been by.
    Lovely words to share a beautiful spot! Thank you-

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  3. Dear Suzanne… lovely post, as always, very kindred-spirit… and such a beautiful shadow. 💖 Can we have a shadow tea-party perhaps? If so… see you there in a magical moment. 😊💕🌷 🍵✨🍵 🤗

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    1. Dear Lia…a shadow tea party sounds just right for this day ☺️…I’d absolutely love to ☕️💞💫☕️🌷🌿 thank you for being so kind and for the beautiful smile you’ve given me…always a magical moment when you visit, hugs 🧚‍♀️🍀💝

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  4. Until I read your lovely nature poem, I’d never really thought about what a thrill it is to find a bird feather and wonder what bird had left it and if he would be back. What a gift at the end of a beautiful spring day.

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    1. He’s quite amazing to see and I find myself looking skyward especially in the summer months when he is most likely to be near. Thanks so much Liz! 😊

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  5. Dear friend, what a sublime, tender poem, I love it. It seems as light, sweet and gentle as the feather you so beautifully described here. Your poem speaks of an ethereal, pure soul that recognizes these same attributes in the natural world of wonders around her… what a blessing to be able to visit your dreamy, gentle and loving world of magic, dear Suzanne! Thanks for this! Much love and big hugs from across the ocean 💕💕💖

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    1. Dear Gypsy at Heart, your beautiful thoughts touch my heart. You have a beautiful spirit that seeks and finds magic everywhere ✨. Your thoughtful visits are always an encouragement to me. Thank you so very much! Much love and big hugs from across the ocean my dear friend 🤗💞

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      1. Ah my lovely friend, you are so sweet, I mean every word I write, and I am honored to have such a beautiful soul and such a talented poet like you, as my friend 🤗💞 Am still gonna get to that email as well! Are you well? I am sending you much love and gentle caring hugs. Also from Lucky! 🙂 Bless you my dear xoxo

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      2. I am well and good, thank you. I hope that you are as well. And Lucky, of course. 😊. All good. Never any hurry on email. Love and hugs, and great blessings to you dear xoxo 🙂

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      3. Thanks my dear, yes we are well, Lucky sends a joyous bark your way 🙂 Thanks for keeping things relaxed – same with me dear Suzanne! Love, hugs, and many blessings right back to you xoxo💕🌸

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  6. Oh, Suzanne. There is such tremendous, infinite Peace in Your Spirit and in the way You share. This quieted me. Transported me. I was there with You. You view/move through nature the way we do and Your ability to communicate the incredible presence of everything in Nature…so gently and thoroughly….is a true, most wonderful gift. Thank You for this slice of sweetness!!! Sending You so much Love. And hugs. And I can’t help myself…ducks for good measure. 🤗❤️🦆🙏🏼🌀😊🦋

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    1. Well, what is the day without ducks I ask??? 🥰. Thank you dearly, Katy. Your thoughts always make me smile through and through. They mean so very much to me…✨ thank you for coming along and sharing the journey. May your days be as gentle and sweet as your spirit. Hugs and love!! 🌀🤗🦋🙏….🦆 quack 🙃

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      1. My complete pleasure, Suzanne! And truly, what is the day without ducks? I’m just going to randomly start saying that. It likely will catch on! You may well have just invented the next great thing!!! Quack and more hugs than You can shake a stick at! 💕💕💕🦆🌀🌀🌀!

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      2. Very likely to catch on!! If we just keep on saying it…🤣 and somewhere someone will wonder where in the world it came from.. so many ducks! Hugs and quacks!! 🌀🦆🤗🦆🤗🦆🤗❤️🌀

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  7. Full of peace. Full of hope.The feather is so beautiful and lively. Did you get the other one?
    I also tried to listen to the birds when they sit at my window pane but they seem to complain about the food not given to them on time.
    I so wish I could actually meet all these little creatures and touch them. You always bring the heart and mind at peace with your words. Enchanting.

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    1. I took a photo of the other feather but left it on the path, I’m not sure why. It was tiny and gentle. Birds are very persistent when they’re hungry outside your window, aren’t they! 🙂 Thank you Kritika, your thoughts are always so beautiful and encouraging. I’m very grateful for them, and for you dear friend 😊❤️

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  8. ‘Feather season’—I’ve never thought of it…so true. Finding wild turkey feathers here. I hear your voice while reading—calm, soothing, peaceful…😊💓🧚‍♀️

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    1. Thank you Drew. It’s so nice to hear from you.
      I’m caring for butterflies at the moment. Five emerged from their chrysalis early this morning 😊. They’ll be ready to be released later this afternoon when their wings are ready. 😊🦋.
      Please take care. 😊

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      1. Good to hear all is well! Lots of opinions on musubi. Max recommends our “Hawaii style” version, an old standby that goes like this (assumes you’ve got the sticky rice, nori and furikake figured out): 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking sake, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp granulated sugar, w tbsp water and 2 teaspoons of katakuriko. What the heck is katakuriko? It’s a potato starch but you can sub cornstarch. Mix in a bowl. Fry your SPAM in a dab of veggie oil and then wipe off the leftover oils/grease. Toss sauce in fry pan and heat on low, stirring until thickened. Throw the SPAM slices back in and coat them. Ready to rumble. Optional add: toss in a tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds if your furikake doesn’t have them. This is enough to do a whole can of SPAM. Gobble, gobble, nom, nom, nom…🍣🍣🍣

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      2. Thank you so much!! I have almost all of the ingredients you mentioned and can’t wait to try it! I so appreciate your family sharing the recipe. My thanks to All and an extra bite of kibble for Max! Gobble, gobble, nom, nom, nom 😄

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    1. Thank you so much. Time has a way of slipping by doesn’t it.. spring now autumn. I can hardly believe it. So kind of you to visit. I am safe and well and hope that you and yours are too. Please take care 🤗🌷

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