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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Happy New Year

  I hope your new year is getting off to a great start with lots of great poetry.  I awoke this morning to the sound of rain and chickens crowing.  What a great way to start a day.  My new coffee pot is plugged in and ready to brew a cup.  The men to unload the cargo container are supposed to be here today.  I'm excited.
  Yesterday I watched my neighbor mowing lawn. It prompted this poem.


Cattle egrets
stand in the grass
the lawn mower
make each pass.

First there were two
now there are more.
Last time I counted
there were 24.

Cattle egrets,
oh, what a sight!
The lawn now is
a sea of white.

Here's wishing you a great day filled with poetry.  What will you write about today?    

   Dare to dream big dreams. 


  1. Wonderful poem and story, Joy. I look forward to learning more about the wildlife in your new location. Happy unpacking!

  2. Why a fun poem. I wish you had had a camera with you, although I can almost see this in my mind from your poem. Happy New Year to you in your new home.

  3. Happy New Year, Joy! And what a wonderful sight to see those egrets. I was fascinated by them when I traveled to Costa Rica. Enjoy your things "coming home'!