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the calling of birds
brings a smile to my footsteps
rustle of pasts turning green
liquid gold creeps
unseen among the shades
breathing life to musky loam
pale petals mellow down
to cloak the empty well
in clarity of sensation
embraceing painters brush
strokes of passion
lust for the living
life renews life
here in the moment
the circle moves

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  • liesbeth
    liesbethalmost 6 years ago

    oh.. this just feels good.. thank you ;) XXX

  • i had hoped you would think so….. much love to you lizzie…xox..b

    – butchart

  • roybarry
    roybarryalmost 6 years ago

    the calling of birds
    brings a smile to my footsteps

    Friend, these opening lines were just sublime, bravo to you.

  • ah roy…… thanks you so much… interestingly enough..they came to me while out walking…….. b

    – butchart

  • cloudsdreams
    cloudsdreamsalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful this. reminds me of coffee house days. covering up outside with beauty of North Carolina leaves. thought friend Suzanne fruity. she artist also. the colors were splendid. i see such good and healing words. prose is perfection of five senses…yes leaves like a blanket. spiders became fun and necessary. how beautiful you caught this dalliance of two sixteen year olds. love ya so b… in you is bursting with all shades. good way. i drew the line when she walked railroad tracks, train coming and she would break free just within a breath. so exhilarating she, yes she was definitely a live on edge girl….thought i was…funny and beauty all in danger and beauty. words to a simple time of fun, joy. yea call me strange. think many can identify to wild days of what was then very small berg High Point. miss those leaves, playing in coffee house name stonehenge. what a beautiful wild child memory. you painted this with words so perfectly. yes others will see different yet know you touched a special place of innocence and quagmire bravado. yes you give all in this. waking to new world under leaves. susie creamcheese. creamcheese and olive sandwiched the rave of that time. thank you again for such a happy time….luv you so my friend. janet ps i do still have image of her foot caught in track, i rushed pulled her boots off. funny for they were favoites of hers. boy did she give me heck. life as teen. any age. have good weekend b….luv thrice in golden amber leaves and crawly things she taught me to love with passion. yes you certainly brought forth a beautiful time. thank you so.

  • janet… so glad i could do that for you…. funny how words..and images trigger emotional memories back to the surface..where we can touch them again with our minds and hearts…. pathways to the past and present are so easily walked at times….. futures can be cloudy..but there are portals there too……. thank you for your memories.. a pleasure to feel…….. love and light…….b
    p.s. the pain is subsiding

    – butchart

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful B, put a smile on my foosteps as well….I love you words of rhyme..I see when I read them.

  • thank you so much vickie….. i think poetry should be “seen” so i appreciate your kind words………. peace and light……b

    – butchart

  • roy skogvold
    roy skogvoldalmost 6 years ago

    poetic lovely and contemplating

  • thank you my friend….. i am happy it brought you some contemplation… your work always brings me so much…….b

    – butchart

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful words butch – such a pleasure to read.

  • thank you so much Paul…. very glad i could bring you some pleasure….. hope your day went well… i’m anxious to see…….. b

    – butchart

  • bluemountaingirl
    bluemountaingirlalmost 6 years ago

    Perfect for today, b……………I just saw the first crocuses flowering in the garden :))

  • oh susan… it’s really coming….. saw my first forsythia and narcissus as well…….. happy feet for sure…………..thank you…..b

    – butchart

  • sparrowdk
    sparrowdkalmost 6 years ago

    nice work as usual butch…
    keep well

  • thanks so much… and you too………. peace and light…..b

    – butchart

  • ein22
    ein22almost 6 years ago

    I know just how you feel, creating something brings life into us and a sense of furfillment. Creative people like you and I thrive off of that and it’s a very special feeling. I love how you have worded it spot on. You[’re a talented man, this feeling should come as often as smiles.


  • andrew… wouldn’t it be wonderful if it did……. thank you for seeing the other side to this…….. i hope you are smiling right this minute……. love you my friend……… kiss back………b

    – butchart

  • artyfifi
    artyfifialmost 6 years ago

    Butch you are an artist painting with beautiful words! Ah Spring, how perfectly you capture the sensations of the rare light, smell of new born green. Stunning sir!!! xxFi

  • wow…… thank you so much for your very kind words.. i’m glad this brought you a breath of such a beautiful time of change…….. preace and light…….b

    – butchart

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