“Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby JASON » February 9th, 2015, 7:26 am

what a wonderful poem, it captures the essence of spring...
The carefree pace makes it memorable - well done jerry.



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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby tangerinepie » February 9th, 2015, 9:48 am

This poem reminded me of how winter blows with a heavy forceful voice..while spring has a soft lilting voice.The lovely details in your poem add a freshness and joy that make it the ideal spotlight choice..Congrats to you.


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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 9th, 2015, 9:58 am

Balustrade wrote:Heartiest congratulations on a well deserved spot.


Thanks for that, Bal;
it's very much appreciated; take care, :smile:
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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 9th, 2015, 10:02 am

JASON wrote:what a wonderful poem, it captures the essence of spring...
The carefree pace makes it memorable - well done jerry.


Jason,
I'm glad you like my poem of springtime; much obliged, :smile:
Jerry


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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 9th, 2015, 10:10 am

tangerinepie wrote:This poem reminded me of how winter blows with a heavy forceful voice..while spring has a soft lilting voice.The lovely details in your poem add a freshness and joy that make it the ideal spotlight choice..Congrats to you.


Tangie,
you are very kind. Yes, winter personified is a rude, grumpy old man, while spring is the gentle youth accompanied by warmth, blue skies and gentle breezes. My favorite time of the year. Thank you for your nice comment and congrats, :smile:
Jerry


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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby everhopeful » February 9th, 2015, 11:57 am

What stood out to me most from this one was how the speaker took their cue from the seasonal change; much like spring brings out the colours of nature, the spirits of the speaker seemed to noticeably brighten.
While the imagery in this is excellent, and it's very easy to appreciate the poem for that element alone, it's the spirit of the speaker which I found most infectious.
I really enjoyed the energy and boundless joy of your words.
Congratulations on the spotlight!



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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 9th, 2015, 1:42 pm

everhopeful wrote:What stood out to me most from this one was how the speaker took their cue from the seasonal change; much like spring brings out the colours of nature, the spirits of the speaker seemed to noticeably brighten.
While the imagery in this is excellent, and it's very easy to appreciate the poem for that element alone, it's the spirit of the speaker which I found most infectious.
I really enjoyed the energy and boundless joy of your words.
Congratulations on the spotlight!


Thank you for the insightful comment, Everhopeful. It's always great to hear an encouraging word, and yours made my day. Much appreciated, :smile:
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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Josie » February 11th, 2015, 12:35 am

I am glad the hitherto bored boy was able to unshackle himself from wintery bonds to rush
into the arms of nearing Spring. I felt like I was right there enjoying the rabbits, flying the kite and listening to the harmonica.
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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 11th, 2015, 7:02 am

Josie wrote:I am glad the hitherto bored boy was able to unshackle himself from wintery bonds to rush
into the arms of nearing Spring. I felt like I was right there enjoying the rabbits, flying the kite and listening to the harmonica.
Josie


Thank you, Josie;]
I'm truly pleased and honored you were able to share those reflections with me. Spring once again is here, at least in this part of the country; yesterday we had 87 degrees F here in the valley. Granted, it's a bit early, but welcome. I appreciate your comment, :smile:
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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby dornicks » February 11th, 2015, 2:59 pm

I loved everything about this piece- and the promise of better days to come. Congratulations on the Spotlight,

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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » February 11th, 2015, 5:41 pm

dornicks wrote:I loved everything about this piece- and the promise of better days to come. Congratulations on the Spotlight,

dornicks


Thank you, Dornick;
yours is the perfect comment to make my day a perfect one. Very much appreciated, indeed. :smile:
Jerry


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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby ramfire » April 19th, 2017, 6:44 pm

A happy time for you for sure. I hope some of your friends were with you as you played your harmonica - such a great instrument.



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Re: “Turkey in the Straw” and Spring

Postby Jerryk » April 20th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Hi, fellow-poets; I'm deeply honored. Thanks very much! Jerryk.


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