Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Silvia Scheibli
'Deji W. Adesoye
Chris Lord
Ali Znaidi
Paul B. Roth
Umm-e-Aiman Vejlani
Lyn Lifshin
Laszlo Slomovits
Naim Kelmendi
Richard Kostelanetz
Anton Gojcaj
Duane Locke
Jennifer Burd
David Ishaya Osu
Steve Barfield
Miguel A Bernao Burrieza
Richard Gartee
Violeta Allmuca
Alan Britt

Fred Wolven
Ilire Zajmi
Running Cub
Donal Mahoney
Fahredin Shehu
Peter Tase
Nahshon Cook
Al Ortolani
Alex Ferde
Anton Frost

Michelle Bailat-Jones
Lazlo Slomovits & Jennifer Burd

Karyn M. Bruce
A. J. Huffman
Michael D. Long


 


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All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida
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Silver Grey Fox
Running Cub
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THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN

Reading a friendís poem
I, too, recall growing up
close to nature, and the days,
mornings especially, when
the birds populating the area
woodlots so engaging each other
in conversation, sometimes
it seemed all talking at once.|
It was amazing as I learned
by figuring out just how their
interactions depended upon
calls bouncing off rock-lined streams
or coming out of the open spaces
between high near treetop branches. 

I noticed in the forested plots
the trees and leaves tended to mute
and limit birds to perhaps a brief few notes
maybe more for pleasure than meant
for others whether mate or friend.
Cardinals and Blue Jays tended
to emit louder calls while the
Mourning Dove, Red-winged
Blackbird and assorted Sparrows
most often filled in the
accompanying songbird chorus.

It was years later before
I too managed to join in this
delightful early dayís exchange.
No doubt we humans have much
to learn should we decide becoming
more in harmony with natureís
creatures would provide fruitful
information on just how to handle
man-made social problems for
not only is there beauty in birdsí
cries and calls, there is a resulting
level of meaningful communication
and necessary understanding.

 

 


Alex Ferde
, Ireland

 

                  


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