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Poem to a wild bird…



We all cling to something

      You cling to part of an old white birch tree

Some of us cling to corrupt politicians who promise sunny heaven

      while connivingly making shady deals under the table


I’d rather cling to a simple old white birch

      and then soar joyfully through the vast wondrous sky

rather than grasp onto what driveling babbling politicians say

      I’d rather fly free into that wordless timeless immensity

Redpoll Finch. Video by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Redpoll Finch. Video by Thomas Peace c. 2016

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. in simple brain of monkey there no doubt bird have superiorness to politician. except maybe vulture carrion bird have equality with politician creature.


  2. I had the most beautiful photo session with an owl recently. I too thought, how majestic it must feel to fly so fearlessly, freely.
    Your words have hit a writing frenzy cord…well done!


  3. A lovely little bird. I’m with you on politicians (although I believe there are a few — a very few — good ones out there).


  4. Me too Tom.
    I think the secret is that birds don’t listen to the media.
    I’m taking a lesson from them right now 💛


  5. Buddha Tom, I too, share your sentiments, and they are penned so eloquently that you take us there, thus your name… hmm.. I wonder if I should say Nature Buddha Tom, or does the term Buddha include that? I would think that it would, so Budhha Tim is sufficient, then. 🙂
    Fab gif, lots of fun.


    • Buddha Tim?! It’s the iSlave acting up again, oh well, gone are the days when a computer doesn’t change what one writes.


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  7. I can’t keep away Tom, I tried! Fantastic words with that free bird on the old birch tree. That’s my name in Latin! And I adore birds…So I’ll be in that flock or following you all from a distance as I love my freedom.Thank you from the bottom of my heart presenting us a wonderful image even though only in our minds…


  8. Such a beautiful post! Found my way here through your comment on another blog.. I’m very glad I decided to click on your link 🙂
    Looking forward to many more beautiful posts! Cheers 🙂


  9. Came here from Laura Mackey and your photos are outstanding – however – u are also a great writer – I am still chewing onthe “fear” relationship writing – and this post is fun and free feeling! 🙂


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