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A SUMMER EVENING

When shadows cloak the evening
As daylight’s turned down low
The horizon basks in crimson
From sunset’s lavish show

Then moonbeams ready golden dust
To sprinkle on this night
While I watch in fascination
As the sun slips out of sight

The birds have sung soft vespers
And insects start their choir
Whispering wings will soon announce
Nighttime’s wise old flyer

Oh, the beauty of God’s wonders
From His great celestial scroll
That mesmerize the summer night
And capture heart and soul

8/17.01 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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NATIONAL SYMBOL

His beautiful wings silhouette the sky
As he soars and glides on a thermal high.
With keen eyes peering from head white as snow,
This National Symbol of our great land
Surveys the beautiful landscape below
On sleek feathered wings that lift on command.
As he soars and glides on a thermal high
His beautiful wings silhouette the sky.

10/17/91 Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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HAIKU

Monarch catafalque

       hiding colorful surprise

              garden’s winged beauty

11/14/04 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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SOUNDS OF SPRING

It’s said my dogwood murmurs
But the sound comes from bees
As worker-bees stuff pollen
In the pockets on their knees

9/12/00 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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MIMOSA MAGNIFICENCE

Mimosa fans, edged in pink,
Arrayed in dainty clusters,
Float on down like whirlygigs
Or mini feather dusters.

7/12/00 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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A MOMENT IN TIME

Fragile gossamer wings
Dip to kiss a dandelion,
Creating a minuscule breeze
And an explosion of tiny parachutes

8/3/90 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

1’st … Arkansas NPD 1990

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      IF I HAD WINGS

 

 

If I had wings to soar on high

I’d watch the world go passing by

 

I’d scan the earth for beautiful things

Like iridescence  a rainbow brings

The kiss of sunlight on earth below

And old Mother Nature’s ebb and flow

 

The sculptured mountain’s imposing might

Shimmering water in full moonlight

Gauzy clouds floating peacefully by

And birds on wing caressing the sky

 

Huge quilted fields with hemstitched rows

Sandy beaches where a river flows

Floral beauty blooming everywhere

Butterflies riding currents of air

 

Blue streams snaking the valleys and hills

Flat plains, lush forests, and nature’s frills

Laughing children, so busy at play

Sunrise and sunset perfecting the day

 

I’d watch the world go passing by

If I had wings to soar on high

 

9/7/91    Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

 

1’st … Indiana NPD 1991

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Nature

      ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY

 

Emerging from your capsuled home

And hanging to its edge,

You soaked up the sun’s warm rays,

Then crawled to my ledge.

 

There you tested gossamer wings,

Then dipped in quick goodbye,

Your silent flight into the woods

Much softer than a sigh.

 

9/11/89    Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck   

 

2’nd … Arkansas NPD 1989

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