DESERT VIEW

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Slow gentle-kissed                                                                    Tall golden grasses                                                                    idly bow to and fro                                                                      To sweet desert breezes                                                          they have come to know

© 2015 Merriam Kathaleen

 

 

 

FINCH MERRY-GO-ROUND

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Today while looking out the window I saw the most joyful sight.  The wind was gently blowing the fans on the ceiling of the patio roof.  As one fan merrily twirled round I saw two tiny finches sitting and catching a ride on the fan’s blades.  The desert wind was first blowing from the east lazily turning the fan in one direction.  Then the wind blew from the southwest and the fan turned in the reverse direction.

I sat in my chair, eyes glued to the view I saw through the kitchen windows.  The finches sat perched on the blades enjoying their ride.  I swear I could see them smiling.  Well, at the very least I’m sure I saw a twinkle in their eyes.

The little birds sat there not wanting to leave.  These finches looked so relaxed as they rode around.  I knew I had to get up from my chair and attend to some chores but, instead I also sat there not wanting to leave this sight I was privileged to be a part of.  I decided that I would sit there in pure joy, let the chores wait, and feel the happiness these two little birds were sharing with me.