Mockingbird Chants

the bougainvillea bursts with blooms
fuchsia deepens the shadowed thorns
mockingbird chants song to the morn
 
it cares not for the headline’s gloom
joy fills her heart, sets her apart
from the troubles outside that loom
 
sturdy perch that flowers adorn
the bougainvillea bursts with blooms

Join us at dVerse Poets as Victoria instructs us on the Octain Refrain for Meeting the Bar.

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  1. I love that joy fills the heart, and doesn’t care for the headline’s gloom ~

    Lovely work on the form Gayle ~ Happy Easter to you & your family ~

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  2. Ah, the beauty of the bougainvillea! (Ha, but what a pain to spell it!)

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    • How right you are, Mary, about that spelling! I finally memorized it and don’t have to go look it up. It’s a tricky one. 😉

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  3. Beautiful and peaceful.

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  4. Just love this and it describes my part of the world to a tee. This is the most enchanting time of the year here. And you nailed the form.

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  5. Oh to be as content as the birds that continue to sing no matter the world’s woes.

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  6. joy fills her heart, sets her apart
    from the troubles outside that loom

    Amen! So beautifully penned 😀

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  7. It’s that wonderful mockingbird again! And I love the line: the bougainvillea bursts with blooms. It’s fabulous to say aloud.

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  8. Ah the joys of springtime perfectly realized in this octain. They’re fun, aren’t they. My bougainvillea is just peaking out. Thank you.

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    • They are fun, Gay. I’ll have to remember this one for another time. Our bougainvillea is totally covered in fuchsia color.

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  9. Glenn Buttkus

     /  March 24, 2016

    I thought Bougainvilla was a city in France; smile. Wow, everybody is nailing this form like it was a haibun or something; your piece is rife with hope, which does spring eternal.

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    • Haha, funny…well, though, maybe it is a city in France too! I know, I think it’s going to be a fun form to play with in the future…and thank you, Glenn.

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  10. Beautifully done, Gayle.

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  11. Uplifting and beautifully captures the form.

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  12. I’m glad that nature doesn’t read the morning paper, especially now days. Very well put, Gayle!

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  13. I love the images here…messages of renewal and spring and hope.

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  14. Your poem makes me happy for spring’s birds and blooms that don’t read/need headlines!

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  15. Anonymous

     /  March 25, 2016

    Lovely as always. Happiness chosen over all else.

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  16. It’s right to look for and find beauty amidst the mayhem. One would drown otherwise.

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  17. Very descriptive, Gayle. A wonderful vignette!

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  18. The word “bougainvillea” was so interesting to start off and end with. There is always hope in nature and Spring and I enjoyed feeling it in your poem.

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  19. I chose bougainvillea because we have massive ones growing in our yard. I really should have added a photo of the one I was thinking of…blooms are covering it. Thank you, Mish.

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  20. What a lovely Spring capture, indeed!

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  21. thanks for giving us a poem of joyfulness

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  22. In times of crisis and tragedy, we need joyous songs like the one you describe. Really good.

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  23. SMiLes.. when
    i had my eyesight
    before the illness that
    took it away for 66 months..
    including hearing too..
    i read all the papers
    and did all the
    news on
    TV..
    a habit
    fostered
    by 911
    mentality
    etc.. but TG..
    loss of sight
    and hearing
    truly took
    the illness
    of culture all away
    from me.. i’ve yet to
    turn hell back on away
    from hell.. iN real.. oh
    the blessing of No and
    off switches that can be REAL..:)

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