as the sun climbs out from slumber I hear them
though they mimic the birds and insects,
I am not fooled
when they turn their backs,
wings barely fluttering
hovering at unequal heights
to land amongst the greenery,
their tinkling titter betrays them,
I assume an unmindful air
of their masquerade
that they will gather
again another dawn
I’m taking part in the January 2012 River of Stones.
For more Stones from day 11 click here.
My other stones so far…
Stone # 1
Stone # 2
Stone # 3
Stone # 4
Stone # 5
Stone # 6
Stone # 7
Stone # 8
Stone # 9
Stone # 10
Stone # 12
Stone # 13
Stone # 14
Stone # 15
Stone # 16
Stone # 17
Stone # 18
Stone # 19
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Published by Jo Bryant
I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes.
I am a freelance photographer. I love to make images that make people happy. To capture forever a precious moment.
I am also a freelance writer/editor.
I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008.
I am writing my first novel.
I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web.
And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.
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Inspring. words that flowed into one’s emotions . Beautiful photo and narration….
That is very kind of you to say – thanks !!
You are that rarest of rarities—a writer who actually IS one!!! Good grief!!! you are GOOD! Over time i’ll undoubtedly read every word on your blog, and feel not one moment’s been wasted!
thank you for sharing your mind and perceptions!
Oh WOW – what a truly kind and wonderful comment to see here this morning. Thank you so much ! I do hope to see more of you here as you explore and I hope there is much more on here that is to your liking.
Each stone gets better and better. Lovely photo and narration to go with it.
Thank you Angeline – that is lovely to hear – I find myself enjoying this River of Stones – it has reminded me to stop !
Lovely flower, Jo! 🙂
I am so glad you liked it Nandini – thank you
It’s amazing the number of comments you get on your Blogger account. Astounding! Today’s picture was luscious and the poem was perfect. Reminded me of the mockingbirds that prosper so well in Southern California. Do you have mockingbirds in New Zealand? Your country is almost a total mystery to me. I read a book about your “gold rush” called The Colour. Ever read it? I recommend it highly. The author was a woman but I don’t remember her name. I am terrible with author’s names. All the best! Russell
I am always amazed at how kind people are to take the time to comment as well. Thanks for your wonderful comments Russell !! No we don’t have a mockingbird but we have some amazing ones of our own.
This is the Tui:
And of course our wonderful mountain parrot the Kea:
I’ll have to look up that book.
I have a few posts about New Zealand here on the blog, if you’re interested.
You really are very good you know! multi talented!
Lovely smile on that little flower 🙂
Awwww Gilly – thank you so much. I don’t know about talented, my mind just boldly goes where no woman has gone before…
I love your comments – they are always soooo kind !!!
Beautiful flower and inspiring words Jo 🙂
Thank you Gracie…
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