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The Sparrow

by maryanns

She waits by the roadside
but the sparrow never comes
her containers of carnations
bask in the noonday sun

Fresh pink and rosy peonies
placed in vases red and white
displayed aside the roadside
start to wither in the light

While carts and wagons jingle
past her dusty wayside wait
where flies her joyful sparrow
on his way to meet his mate

Did he forgot about his promise
in the blush of summertime
turning tan beside the wayside
wearing thin on berry wine

Why would he stop and flirt
each day for weeks and weeks
and regale her with the sights
he’d show her in the streets

From Cumberland to Boston
on a pleasant summer’s breeze
oh how could he miss this one…
she asks of the bumble bees.





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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by FuchsiaFestival! on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 (10:41:47)
This is a cute and well-rhymed poem, you are good with rhyming words.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 10, 2011 (11:37:22)
    Thanks so much, Sammi - I think she's just a wee bit of whimsy...
    Smiles coming to you, Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 (10:42:51)
sometimes little sparrows get lost, but the lost road can always guide you home - you know who.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 10, 2011 (11:40:42)
    Tee-hee, fun and sunshine at the house on the hill. Smiles and Cheerios to my sweet Paul - All is well, your silly sis Mary Ann Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Iridium on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 (20:54:52)
This is such a delicate and beautiful piece, maryann...I can't think of anything to make it better or critique on it.Well done, again....Wordsworth would be proud.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 10, 2011 (11:42:55)
    Tee-hee, now you've got me blushing big time. My sweetie's here so I might be mostly missing for awhile... Awwww, smiley-smiley and I hope you are doing well too! Very Happy Hugs, Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 (22:52:33)
Well-wrought with sensitivity and that touch of melancholy so well conveyed, Mary Ann.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 10, 2011 (11:45:17)
    Oh, thank you Rory... I appreciate your encouragement so much! Personally, I think she might be a wee bit tipsy... or under the influence of fragrant pollen. Smiles my friend, Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Tamara on Friday, June 10, 2011 (13:29:17)
maryanns this is a beautifully rhymed poem centering on nature and a broken promise. A truly wonderful read.

Has he forget about a promise
in the blush of summertime
turning tan beside the wayside
wearing thin on berry wine


I love this strophe immensely.

Great poetry.

Best,

Tamara

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (23:23:45)
    Thanks, Tamara - smiles and pink carnations to you!
    Very Happy Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Essex68 on Sunday, June 12, 2011 (21:46:03)
I love this piece. Great ryhme, and flows sweet as you like. leaves me feeling a little sad though, but with a smile. Smile

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (23:27:16)
    Oh, I pictured her a little less than a very serious lass...
    Thank you so much, my friend. Cheers, Mary Ann Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Monday, June 13, 2011 (01:22:02)
A beautiful beat to this lovely poem Mary Ann.
Cheers...Harry

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (23:28:40)
    Tee-hee, Harry - she just had to be a sixties flower child.
    Thanks, my friend. Cheers, Mary Ann Wink

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Mysteri on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (07:49:18)
Hmm. you've got me puzzled, Maryann - is she the previous sparrow mate or flowergirl? Confused

"where flies her joyful sparrow
on his way to meet his mate"

Obviously the mate is sweeter than her displays of flowers!

Anyways, a cute and delightful poem! It seems to reflect your mood - my guess is that it was light and playful when you wrote this?

Mysteri.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 17, 2011 (11:53:05)
    Ooooh, how could he...! Maybe a wee bit of jealousy thrown in. Silly boyz 'n flower girlz.... Wink Tee-hee - thanks, my friend!

    Now I've got so busy with other things it's shut off the flow of wherever poems come from... ummmm. Gotta get it back, back, back.

    Light and playful thoughts - Cheers, Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (08:31:48)
such a sweet poem! love it!

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 17, 2011 (11:58:17)
    My neighbor has a windchime, it's random tones always remind me of "If you're goin' to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair..." so relaxing. Thanks so much, Bonnie - Cheers, Mary Ann Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by induce on Friday, June 17, 2011 (09:56:14)
Mary Ann, a sweet adventure my friend, love grows as music and your poem grows. I believe she has a good eye and great insight ... What a
delight of hope, surrender and nurturing,.

thanks,

andyE

ps: I love Sparrows.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Friday, June 17, 2011 (12:02:40)
    Ahhhh, sweet teeny-tiny birdies... so glad you enjoyed it, AndyE!
    Cheers and smiles Very Happy across the miles, Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by ken2shoes on Monday, June 20, 2011 (09:39:59)
Beautiful use of alliteration and rhyme! One suggestion:

Has he forget about a promise
- I don't know if there is a typo there.

I would have expected:

Did he forget about a promise
or
Has he forgot about a promise

Just a suggestion - wonderful poem!

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Monday, June 20, 2011 (13:00:52)
    Oh my, all this time I thought I wrote "forgot".... I'm surprised no one else mentioned it! Thanks, Ken, for being so observant or it might never have been corrected! Pink giggles and grins, Mary Ann Very Happy

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      Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
      by ken2shoes on Monday, June 20, 2011 (20:12:22)
      Wow - pink giggles and grins - awesome, Sis.

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by ken2shoes on Monday, June 20, 2011 (09:40:31)
forgot to rate in my old age lol.

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Monday, June 20, 2011 (13:02:16)
    Tee-hee, thanks again. Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Arsaces on Thursday, June 23, 2011 (16:46:41)
Refreshing as a breeze in the summer, sweet as the nectar of a pink rose, and most of all a really nice read---put a smile on my face. Arsaces

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Monday, June 27, 2011 (20:48:19)
    Tee-hee... a little dirt under the fingernails never hurt anyone, eh? I'm really enjoying this yard, it's Mary Ann sized... there was just room enough to add two tomato plants. Hey, wish me luck! Thanks so much, my friend - Mary Ann Wink

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Craigd741 on Friday, June 24, 2011 (14:02:40)
Such a sweet and enjoyable write Mary Ann. It's a pleasure to be reading your work again (after being absent due to exams). Smile

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Monday, June 27, 2011 (20:45:11)
    Wooo, I sure hope your exams went well! I've been off a bit myself, enjoying local festivities like the Pirate festival out in Westport. I haven't a poetic thought in my head lately and I'm so sorry to be late with this reply, Craig. I guess summer's got me otherwise occupied.
    Cheers and thanks again - Mary Ann

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Ilan on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (02:29:57)
Music to my ears, you give us beautiful
Poetry to sink our hearts and minds

Best wishes
Ilan

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (23:46:53)
    Oh Ilan, thank you so much. Sorry, I'm having a rather long non-writing time lately but otherwise everything is just fine. Thanks again, my friend. Very Happy Cheers, Mary Ann

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      Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
      by Ilan on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (23:54:20)
      What would happen if you left GP
      Then it wouldnt feel right to me
      Here my email in case comes along
      ilancoh111@gmail.com

      What would happen if I left GP
      If I fell over on my stomach
      Or my back
      And that was that
      Where are the missing poets
      that we lack
      Like poetess or Disfrazada
      Aaaaah what happens next

      Sorry 4 long reply
      Just a thought of what and why
      And if's....

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        Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
        by maryanns on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (01:23:49)
        Oh Ilan, I'm sure its all different reasons for all different poets... For me, I'm just not in focus at the moment. After over 400 poems I may be a little tired of it as well - but I'll be back, promise. - I do miss all our absent friends just like you. Thanks for the pep talk, your contagious enthusiasm is really appreciated! See ya, Mary Ann Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by wordsmithwannabe on Friday, July 29, 2011 (23:38:25)
well now how in hell did i miss this gem from my sweet sister Mary Ann?? must've been the berry wine and the chat with bumble bees... Wink a beautiful poem, as i've come to expect from you. take care sis, wishing you all the best

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Sunday, July 31, 2011 (11:37:29)
    Hey and hello, Chris... I hope all is well on your river shore. We're settled in nicely to projects, projects... ha-ha, who knew a viable shop could be assembled quite economically one piece at a time from nearby yard sales?? Thanks, bro - big smiles and well wishes streaming your way from both of us.

    Hugs from Mary Ann, Lew, Sweetie, Ming Thai, Boy Cat and Tigger Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by TygerTyger on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 (06:34:55)
A beautiful write Mary ann, I really enjoyed it. Sparrows are very rare in Sheffield for some reason. The local chinese has been really busy, the chicken tastes a bit funny. ha ha. Great poem. well done. Take care Pete. Tyger Tyger. LOl .

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by Pujakins on Saturday, August 06, 2011 (12:16:39)
What a sweet poem, Thank you for your sharing. Good news that your sweetie is by your side. I am happy for you. May that continue forever. Meanwhile, it is always so good to read your excellent poems. Big Hugs and a blessing, Tasha

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Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (02:21:40)
G'day maryann...
Another beautiful verse for the wonting heart...do you see a song in there somewhere maryann? I think i do.
Thank you again for a great poem.
Lindsay

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    Re: The Sparrow (Score: 1 )
    by maryanns on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (14:54:13)
    Tee-hee; perhaps a free-spirited little melody for a blithe and bubbly daydreamer. Thank you, Lindsay - I quite enjoyed writing this as you could easily tell. Cheers and happy days, Mary Ann

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