A Seagull Lunch and Other Nature Poems

A Seagull Lunch and Other Nature Poems

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Many poems in this book are simple descriptions of the wonders of nature. Some address the tragedy of nature's suffering caused by human thoughtlessness and negligence. Others are a response to the magical change of seasons, a cycle that transforms the colors of the earth's foliage, bringing the advent of animals' change of habitats, along with hurricanes, monsoons, and other storms. From one season to the next, the earth bears fruit, yields crops, and its meadows bloom.
Many of the poems are from real-life experience, while others are products of imagination peaked by nature's numerous and precious gifts for enjoyment, sustenance, and preservation.
Some of these poems offer words of caution about human carelessness in preserving nature and its wonders. Does one ever pause to consider what it would be like without the advent of autumn, or any other season? Yet, the truth is that in some parts of the world seasons are already disappearing.
These poems stress that we cannot stand idly by when there is proven scientific evidence that destructive climate change is a reality: disappearance of some island nations, loss of farm land, steady crumbling of glaciers and ice caps, and the demise of sea life. They plead: Save our planet!

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A Seagull Lunch and Other Nature Poems
A Seagull Lunch and Other Nature Poems
(SaveOurPlanet!)
S T KIMBROUGH, JR.
A SEAGU UNC AND OER NAURE POEMS (Sàé Oû Pàé!)
Côî © 2019 S  Kîôû, J. A îŝ éŝéé. EXçé ô îé qûôàîôŝ î çîîçà ûîçàîôŝ ô éîéwŝ, ô à ô îŝ ôô à é éôûçé î à àé wîôû îô wîé éîŝŝîô ô é ûîŝé. Wîé: Péîŝŝîôŝ, Wî à Sôç Pûîŝéŝ, 199 W. 8 Aé., Sûîé 3, Eûéé, OR 97401.
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paperback isbn: 978-1-5326-9066-2 hardcover isbn: 978-1-5326-9067-9 ebook isbn: 978-1-5326-9068-6
Màûàçûé î é U.S.A.
July 17, 2019
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Contents
ChapTer 1 NaTure’s CreaTures | 1  1. A Seagull Lunc | 3  2. A Magpie | 4  3. A Bluebird Pair | 5  4. In and Ou Like a Flas! | 6  5. he Race | 7  6. Grizzly | 8  7. Wen Eagles Soar | 9  8. he Opossum | 10  9. A Bird on Snow | 11 10. A Triumpan Fox | 12
ChapTer 2 NaTure’s ArT | 13 11. Naure’s Ar | 15 12. Naure’s Ar a Dawn | 16 13. Naure’s Song | 17 14. Colorful hougs | 18 15. he Ar of Beauy | 19
ChapTer 3 NaTure’s Seasons | 21 16. Seasons | 23 17. Cange of Season | 24 18. Rus-Colored Leaves | 25 19. Spring’s Aromas | 26 20. Springime’s Tease | 27
21. he Crocus Knows | 28 22. False Alarm | 29 23. One Easer Morn | 30 24. Release | 31 25. Summer 1 | 32 26. Summer 2 | 33 27. he Summer Breeze | 34 28. he Summer Rain | 35 29. he Summer Wind | 36 30. An Auumn Surprise | 37 31. Auumn Colors 1 | 38 32. Auumn Colors 2 | 39 33. Auumn Hues | 40 34. Fros | 41 35. Bier Winer | 42 36. Mr. Wind | 43
ChapTer 4 NaTure and ImaginaTion | 45 37. Imagine | 47 38. Imagine Rivers | 48 39. As Rivers Run | 50 40. Two Rivers | 51 41. An Ocean Wave | 52 42. Siting Sand | 53 43. Surprise | 54 44. Wa Does a Flower Mean? | 55
ChapTer 5 NaTure’s Gits | 57 45. Naure’s Gits | 59 46. An Encaned Wood | 60 47. A Lile Oak | 61 48. he Plains | 62 49. he Oregon Coas | 63 50. Moun Kilauea | 64 51. Wonder | 65 52. Mounains | 66 53. A Mixure of Colors | 67 54. Naure’s Birday Card | 68
ChapTer  NaTure’s Demise | 69 . No Auumn Time | 71 . Climae Cange, a My? | 72 . Global Warming | 74 . Were Is e Rain? | 75 . Wic Trademark? | 76 60. Greenland, for You We Grieve | 77 61. Disappearing Ice Casles | 78 62. Suppose | 79
Introduction
What is more exciting à à wà àô à ôéŝ àî, à ééî ŝûŝé ŝô àô à ŝà éàç, à ôôî ŝàî ôw à à, à ŝôàî Lî àôé à àçîé, é ŝôû ô à wîôôwî  ôî î ô à îî-àé à ûŝ, à îé àô à ôûàî àî, à ŝwî î à éŝ-wàé ŝéà? Oé çà ô ô à ô wî éîû éŝçîîôŝ ô àûé éXéîéçéŝ. ï ŝééŝ à é ôé ôé éXéîéçé îŝ éŝçîé àôé àŝîéŝ, ŝôéîéŝ àî ôé’ŝ éà àwà. ï àé éé ôûàé î  îé ô àé ôû à çôûîéŝ ô é wô à ô éô ààzî wôéŝ ô àûé. ï Néà, ï àé ŝéé é ŝéô ô é ôûàîŝ à éé àŝôûé à ôw àûé ôîéŝ é éwô ô îé ô ŝà îàéŝ à ôwŝ. ï àé wàçé é ô-éŝîçàé, àéŝîç Bàî ûŝ î ïîà ôéàé îé éà à éé ôû wî àŝôûî ŝàîà, àôŝ îôŝŝîé ô ûàŝ. A é Màŝàî Màà Gàé Réŝéé î Kéà ï ôçé ŝàw é àûà îàîô ô é Wîéééŝŝ ô Kéà ô àzàîà à àŝé ŝé, “Wà ôéŝ àûé ôw à ï ô ô?” Héé àŝô ï àéé à é ééô ô àîàŝ ï éw î  ôû ô î ôéŝîçàé zôôŝ: îàféŝ, àéôéŝ, zéàŝ, éàŝ, éç. Aô à îé î Bàô ï àé ŝéé ûé ŝçôôŝ ô Iŝ à wôû ûŝ à é î ôé wéé ô  ô çàç é à à ôçé. ï àé ŝéé é éô éŝ ô ûfàô î ŝôé ô é US wéŝé Nàîôà Pàŝ à wôéé ôw éŝé éà àîàŝ çôû ôŝŝî àé àôàçé éXîç-îô? A é Jàô Bî Pà î Sîàôé ï wàŝ ààzé à é ŝçôéŝ ô ŝéçîéŝ ô îŝ ô àôû é wô àçé wî à ôéôûŝ éà ô çôôŝ. Mà àé ŝûî éàûîû. ï Eàŝ Mààŝîà, ï àé ŝôô î àwé à é ôô ô Môû Kôà Kîààû wî îŝ ŝôw-çàé ô. ï Môôîà, ï àé ôé ô é éé ô é Gôî Déŝé à éé ŝûç  îŝ éà-àî éàû à îéŝçîàé àŝéŝŝ. Néà, ï àé ŝéé îûéàé éŝ ô ôŝéŝ, çàéŝ, à àŝ, ŝô çààçéîŝîç ô ôé ô é àŝ, û îîîŝî ôàîç çûûéŝ. ï ééé à Bô Sçôû î àŝ à ééàé à ôô é ô é wôéŝ ô Càŝà Càéŝ à Màô Càé. ï é àé, î à îé Lôwî éé éôw é éà’ŝ ŝûàçé ï ŝàw à Iŝ wî ô ééŝ. Môé Nàûé à ŝî ààé îŝ Iŝ ô îŝ çîçûŝàçé ô ôà àéŝŝ wéé ééŝ wéé ô ééé.
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Aŝ à ôû ô, ï àôé à Bôŝô Bûô ï ôwé, wô î çôàŝ ô ôŝ ôé ôŝ à ôé ûé éé à ôé ôw éé. ï wàŝ éXéé çûîôûŝ wé ŝé à à îé ô éî ûîéŝ wéé ôé ô é wôû àé ééŝ îé é ôé. Mûç ô  îŝàôîé à ô éî ééŝ wéé ôw. O ôé ôççàŝîô àŝ à ôû à, à ŝàé çôŝéàîôîŝ éîŝé  àŝŝîŝàçé ô à ééŝ î à ôéŝ ô çûî. Wîé ï à éàé ô îé-î à ééŝ à éî ŝéçîéŝ î à î ŝçôô ôà çôûŝé, ï àéé à ôw à ôé ééŝ ï î ô ôw à çôû ô îéî û  çôŝéàîôîŝ îé éw é àé ô éàç ôé wé àé ô àŝŝé . B ôw éàŝ î îŝ çéà à ï àé à àéôûŝ éçôûéŝ wî àûé ôûôû  îé. Sôé ô é ôé îîàé éçôûéŝ àé é-ŝçîé î é ôéŝ ô îŝ ôûé. Mà ô é àé ŝîé éŝçîîôŝ ô é wôéŝ ô àûé. Sôé àéŝŝ é àé ô àûé’ŝ ŝûféî çàûŝé  ûà ôûéŝŝéŝŝ à éîéçé. Oéŝ àé à éŝôŝé ô é àîçà çàé ô ŝéàŝôŝ, à ççé wîç àŝôŝ é çôôŝ ô é éà’ŝ ôîàé, îŝ é àé ô àîàŝ’ çàé ô àîàŝ, àô wî ûîçàéŝ, ôŝôôŝ, à ôé ŝôŝ. Fô ôé ŝéàŝô ô é éX é éà éàŝ ûî, îéŝ çôŝ, à îŝ éàôwŝ ôô. Oé ôû ô ôéŝ (6–7, 53–56) wàŝ éçîîàé  à î àçôŝŝ é àŝ éXàŝé ô Cààà wî îŝ àîçà çàî àŝçàéŝ, îŝ ûî-îçî ô à éà çôôŝ, à îŝ àîé ôûàîô ô àîàŝ. Mà ô é ôéŝ àé ô éà îé éXéîéçé, wîé ôéŝ àé ôûçŝ ô  îàîàîô éàé  àûé’ŝ ûéôûŝ îTŝ. Nàûé îŝ ôé ô é ôŝ éçîôûŝ îTŝ ûà éîŝ àé. ï îŝ ô éôé, ŝûŝ-éàçé, à éŝéàîô.
Jô. 12:7–8:
“Bû àŝ é éàŝŝ,
à é wî éàç ôû;
é îŝ ô é éàéŝ,
à é wî é ôû;
ô é ûŝéŝ ô é éà,
à é wî éàç ôû;
é Iŝ ô é ŝéà wî éçàé ô ôû.”
Sôé ô é ôéŝ (56–62) ôfé wôŝ ô çàûîô àôû ûà çàééŝŝ-éŝŝ î éŝéî àûé à îŝ wôéŝ. ï àôé ŝéçîô ô ôéŝ, ï wîé àôû àûé’ŝ éçàî ŝéàŝôŝ. Bû ô wé éé àûŝé ô çôŝîé
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wà î wôû é îé î é àé ô àûû, ô à ôé ŝéàŝô, ô ô-é çàé? Yé, é û îŝ à î ŝôé àŝ ô é wô àûû àéà çéàŝéŝ ô àéà. Oçé éîé àŝ àé ôw àé wàŝéŝ à îŝ ôçé ôûàé  ééŝ à à îé éà ôî éXçé, éàŝ, ŝûé. Gûŝî îéŝ à Lôwî ŝéàŝ àé ô ôé. Wé ûŝ àŝ: Dô wé wà îŝ àé ô é éŝ ô é wô wé wé ôw éé àé îŝ à ûà éîŝ çà ô ô ŝôw à û é îé ô çîàé çàé? Wé çàô ŝà î  î ŝîéçé wé éé îŝ ôé ŝçîéîIç éîéçé àdestructive climate change is a reality. Sà wé ô ôî àôû: é ééàîô ô wôwîé ééàûéŝ, é îŝî ô ôçéà ééŝ à çôû ééûà éŝô ŝôé îŝà àîôŝ à éî îàîàŝ, é ôŝŝ ô à à à çôŝ, é ŝéà çûî ô àçîéŝ à îçé çàŝ à ôéôé é éîŝé ô ŝéà îé à îŝ ôô? Wî éé é wîé, ŝî éX éà à wà ô ŝûé, à? Wî ôŝŝ ô ŝéàŝôŝ çîçŝ ŝéé? Wî é àé à ûç à? A àô ŝôûçé ô é îéŝé ôéŝ wé àçé îŝ ŝî éé. ôw çà wé ôŝŝî éîéé é îûŝîô à é éàîî ô é ôûçîô ô ôŝ-ŝî ûéŝ ô é ŝàé ô ôŝ îŝ ŝûŝàîàé? Hé éîéçé ô ŝçîéçé çéà ôéŝ à é îçéàŝé ô çàô îôXîé à ééôûŝé àŝéŝ éçîî-àé  é îçéàŝé ûŝé ô ôŝŝî ûéŝ àûà ôéŝ îéààé ààé ô é ôzôé àé ô é àôŝéé ŝûôûî é éà. Hîŝ çôû ééûà éà ô é éîŝé ô é çôîîôŝ ô îé ŝûŝéàçé. Hôûôû à àŝ ô Aîçà, ôé àéà ŝééŝ é éçéàŝé ô àî ŝéàŝôŝ wîç ôŝé é ôw ô ôô ô ûàŝ à à àŝ àà ô àîà îé, àŝ wé àŝ é ŝûŝéàçé à éî ô ôéŝŝ. Hé ûà àî ô éé îŝ ŝéé ô àûé àçôŝŝ é ôé. Gô ôî à é àŝ çôé wé wé çà ô ôé éô é éîû ŝôû ô àîôŝ ô à ôô ô éô à î ŝîî wàé à à ŝéà’ŝ éé. Péôé à àîôŝ ûŝ îŝé à ŝà, “Nô ôé.” Wé wî çôî é ûŝ, éé, à éfô ô û é îé. Wé wî îîîàé ôàŝ ô à éé wô wî à éôà ô ôŝ, éé ôû é éqûîé é-àîî ô à wô ôçé, ô éàçé ôûàé ôŝ à ûîàé à àûé à ôû wô. Wé wî éŝéé é éàûîéŝ ô àûé ô ôû éôé à éî àéŝéîç ééàçé. Wé wî éŝéé é ôçéŝ ô àûé à ŝûŝàî îé à àé îé wô îî.
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