David Wood

Rookie - 267 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 79: The Nightingale and the Lark


The Nightingale her sweet music does bring
Beautiful melodies to the woodland floor,
On a clear still day you can hear her sing
Beautiful songs unlocking nature’s door.

Even sparrow’s hedgehogs and squirrels hark
At such a delicate sound in the air
Even when a new song is sung by the Lark
They compete making a formidable pair.

The Lark rising in the early morning
Found singing his heart out come rain or shine,
While other woodland birds wake up yawning
No sweeter sound can make the day so fine.

The Nightingale and Lark sing songs of love
Blessing all nature with songs from above.

Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 37,362 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/20/2013 10:47:00 AM)

    Each word you arranged in such a way and lo it became the honey comb and love oozing from the pores and dispersed in atmosphere honey honey so sweet ......so sweet (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (8/19/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    It is a pleasure listening to the songs of nature! Reading about them enables one to have a virtual experience of such sounds! This what I get by reading this poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Halls (8/18/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem David.I've been listening to a C.D.of Bird song and it's really relaxing.
    Another fine Sonnet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (8/18/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    poetry and nature are broad terms encompassing almost a world in their wide expanse...here the narrow focus is on nightingale and lark as a part of nature...birds always have been the cynosure of attention of the bards of the world who have been immortalizing them in their verses(in all the worldly terms, of course not in the blasphemous sense!) , one poem i read on the birds which is deleted unfortunately by the poet.this poem is also the evidence that you are gifted with the sonnet form! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,538 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/17/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    Songs from above raise your spirit. Beautiful sonnet dedicated to the nightingale and the lark. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (8/17/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    A songs of nature most beautiful. Great imagery and flow. another beautiful sonnet 10/10 BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,302 Points Lyn Paul (8/17/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    You have a lovely talent David of unlocking natures door. You appreciate each moment we can feel this in your words. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/17/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    What can be more beautiful to wake up by listening to the melodious singing of Lark.....We are Blessed with beautiful nature. Lovely poem... Enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,405 Points Dave Walker (8/17/2013 5:59:00 AM)

    Nothing beats the songs of nature. A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,969 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/17/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    songs of love, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/17/2013 5:13:00 AM)

    beautiful poem
    i love the imagery and the flow (Report) Reply

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