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Tree Climbing

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When I’m climbing trees,

as free as the breeze I feel,

up on the highest limb,

where no one can see me.

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I can scare a bird or a crow,

who doesn’t expect to see me.

I can hide among the branches,

it’s the greatest fun for me,

when I’m climbing trees.

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Outside My Window

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Outside my window

I have a nature film

the apple tree is in blossom

pink flowering branches

waving in the breeze.

Oh, what joy it brings to me!

 

outside my window

I have an orchestra,

birds big and small

singing in the apple tree

feeling so free.

Oh, what joy it brings to me!

 

outside my window

I see the beginnings of spring.

birds on the wing

looking for places to nest

flying by with twigs and grass

Oh, what joy it brings to me!

 

outside my window

my cat Sid on the sill

looking at all the wonder

my cat only has to ponder

how to get the bird that’s in the tree

what a lark, what a spree

seeing the bird and the cat

living side by side

Oh, what joy it brings to me!

 

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Sid quote: When settling down for an afternoon nap always pick the most comfortable chair and choose the most comfortable position for your nap.

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The Face That I Love

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Here is the face that I love

he’s a handsome fellow

inquisitive and curious

smart and intelligent

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when let loose in the garden

tends to run about

like a madman with a few screws loose

but that only does amuse

just a wonderful furry bundle

of pure love

whether climbing trees

or chasing butterflies

or just catching the breeze

and watching crows fly by

he’s my darling

love his meow

when its mealtime

hugs and kisses

independent only rarely seeking love

just looking at him

I can tell what he thinks

love him to pieces

that’s my Sid

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Some Rambling Thoughts

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Summer has arrived but with it rain and thunderstorms. I long for those sunny days when I could sleep by the lush, green ferns in the garden.

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When my mom would play with me and catch up with me by the fence.

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Arguments on the fence with the annoying neighbor cat.

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Climbing high up into the trees.

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Helping Papa sort the garbage before burning.

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Watching birds and crows fly about.

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When day is done finally settling down for a well deserved nap.

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Remembering the Past Year

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This past year

was purrfect for me

enjoyed it a lot

the days of summer

upon my garden fence

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the sky so blue

and bees buzzing about

early morning choruses

with song birds on the wing

climbing high into the trees

to join the birds in song

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into autumn time

and reflecting on what has been

always keeping my

lights brightly burning

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on Halloween I was a were-

cat

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in the winter

the snow makes it too cold

to sit upon the ground

so now I wait for spring to come

round again

 

Happy 2016 to one and all!

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Climbing Apple Trees

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As an art lover I dream about the coming spring warm in my bed with a painting of the tranquil sea.

What do I dream about? I dream about when the apple trees in our garden will be blooming again and I can climb up high and chat up close with the birds on the branches.

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Sometimes I hide under the wheelbarrow waiting for birds to fill the apple trees so I can climb up and sing along with them.

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To make sure that I can get up so high I practice my tree climbing skills on the cherry tree that my human papa chopped down.

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Otherwise I lie upon the garden walk and plan my upcoming strategies.

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