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Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast:THINGS WITH WINGS, second course

And who better to serve the second course of "Things With Wings" than Jane Wood herself. Jane's yard looks like the sort of place where things with wings would like to visit, though I'm not so sure she would be happy about dragons! Maybe little ones? That look like moths? But Cupid? Of course he would be welcome anytime.



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CUPID

Fluttering his wings of love

by Everett Hinnant

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HUMMINGBIRDS

Hummingbirds flapping wings
At the speed of light
Humming their favorite song
Drinking their nectar

by Everett Hinnant
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An owl is a night creature
It flies like a hawk
The noise you hear
Is nothing

by Natalie Craven

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Flying fish with scales
Flying dragon with colors
Flying tooth-fairy with a gown

by Natalie Craven


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AIRPLANES

Airplanes are so cool
They fought in World War 1 and 11
It’s been over a hundred years since
The Wrights made the first flight

by Elizabeth Daniels

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BUTTERFLY

Winged beauty
Plays as the sun goes up
A picture to see
For you and me
A butterfly flying gracefully

by Haley Beamon

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(I just couldn't resist adding this photo I took in August. It's one of my favorites!)


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DRAGONFLY

I heard a buzzing in the sky
I watched it fly
I saw a bit of light
Then
It flew away

by Catherine Potter

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DRAGONS AND BIRDS

Dragons have wings as big as swings
That could crush kings.
Birds have wings really little.

by Perry Wheeler
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Pink and fluffy
Feathery puff
A flamingo

by Haley Beamon

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A dragon looks like a moth

by Jyquan Davis

4 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely poems and pictures!

Elaine Spallone said...

I love these poems and photos!!! and the subject matter is great. I adore things with wings...I never knew to categorize them, but there they are all: dragonflies, hawks, butterflies, owls.

I feel like my day was topped with a dash of sweet spice!!e

B. N. Harrison said...

Hey Mrs Byer! This is Brittany Harrison, from Western. James Hogan linked me here. What a fabulous blog you've got. I'll be sure to add it to my blogroll. Hope you and Dr Byer are doing well--you look absolutely fabulous.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Hello Brittany, are you still writing poetry? YOu better be. It's great to hear from you, and I hope we can get together one of these days. Did you find the pic of me and Jim on the Here Where I Am blog? James told me to put it up, so I did, even though Dr. Byer (Jim) didn't want me to.