Poetry Friday – tree branch edition


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Welcome to Poetry Friday. I’m delighted to host you today from the branches of the latest avian property.

bird in blossoming tree

Lark Listing

You don’t need a formal foyer
mudroom and a laundry too
kitchen with a granite counter
fireplaces not a few
great big master, walk-in closets
double basins in the loo

when your wallpaper’s spring blossom
floor is mossy, damp with dew
vaulted ceiling—it’s the highest
painted in the softest blue
living room is the whole meadow
open concept—what a view!

© 2014 – Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

Yep, I obviously watch too much HGTV!  It was the background of blossoms in this photo that made me think of wallpaper—and what if this bird was twittering the advantages of its little spot in the woods like one advertises a house for sale?

Now it’s your turn. Fly over to Mr. Linky to leave links to your Poetry Friday offerings and read what is on everyone elses mind this beautiful May day!

55 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – tree branch edition

  1. Love the lark’s home. If only we could live like that, open and free, but we’d be covered in bug bites. Especially here in the deep south. Thanks for hosting today!


  2. Love your poem — sky high real estate without sky high prices!

    I’m celebrating Bob Dylan’s birthday a day early with a peek at a new picture book featuring his song “If Dogs Run Free.”

    Have a nice weekend and thanks for hosting!


  3. The lark sings one of my favorite tunes, but I’ve never thought of how beautiful his living room is, Violet. I love your ‘wallpaper’ idea, and that ‘vaulted ceiling’. Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing a review of Jeannine Atkins’ book about writing and life, Views from A Window Seat.


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  6. What a great bunch of posts this week! Thanks for hosting, Violet, and thanks for that HGTV style episode of Nest Hunters! My post this week is over at Books Around the Table – it takes a look at a poem about a game of musical chairs by the wonderful Canadian poet Josephine Jacobsen.


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  10. I love this reflection on how inexpensive true beauty can be! I’m headed out this weekend for my first ever overnight backpacking trip, so I hope to see lots of beauty in the woods! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.


  11. Hi Violet! We both must be “bird brains” today — my cinquain is about a bird’s nest. All of the cinquains on Michelle’s blog challenged me to try this new-to-me form.


  12. Here is a traditional Memorial Day poem, “In Flanders Fields”-post written after an 8th grader recited this in my office yesterday. Alas, no birds…but the red poppies could be part of that meadow? Thank you for hosting this week.


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  14. Lovely poem, Violet! I don’t believe I have ever seen a lark, but perhaps I have and didn’t know what it was. BTW, I seem to have messed up on Mr. Linky and posted twice. Can you remove one if you get a chance. Thank you!.


  15. Thank you for hosting! Can’t wait to be done with school so I can relax and enjoy Poetry Friday for a few weeks!


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