By: Gert Strydom

Hovering I saw a redbreast and a wren,
who were both very scared of men
and to me both birds had some lovely charm,
as innocents to which I meant no harm.

Fluttering some cooing wild doves came down
making my small garden their very own
some pecked bread or landed on my arm,
as innocents to which I meant no harm.

Pecking some hoopoes landed in my yard
and the two of them was never apart,
fleeing in their scared heart throbbing alarm
as innocents to which I meant no harm.

Gert Strydom

Daily Quote: slimsy \SLIM-zee\, adjective:
Flimsy; frail.
"Nice girl . . ." he mused, "but sort of thin and slimsy and delicate, not robust and hearty like the kind of girl you ought to have on a farm."
-- Bess Streeter Aldrich, A White Flying Bird

Linguist Corner-FRENCH: être dans la lune
: to be lost in one's thoughts, to be absent-minded ("to be on the moon")

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2012
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