Susan Williams

Day 187. The Adventure Of Noisy Dawns - Poem by Susan Williams

You know what, ?
Birds are a flock of blabbermouths.
All it takes to set them off is the sun rising.
I mean, gees, get over it, you birdbrains,
the sun rises everyday.
You feather-heads don't have to get in such a twitter about it.
You don't have to announce it like it's an earth-shattering event.
actually it kinda is, isn't it?
Thanks, little buddies,
for waking me up for this one.
It's been truly awesome!
.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~©2016 susan williams

Topic(s) of this poem: birds, dawn , nature, sunrise

Form: Verse

Comments about Day 187. The Adventure Of Noisy Dawns by Susan Williams

  • (3/26/2019 8:23:00 AM)

    A point, wonderfully and creatively made.
    Even we birdbrains sometimes show the way.
    Thanks for the smile, Susan!

    Susan Williams(3/28/2019 5:37:00 PM)

    hahahahaahahahahahahahaha- -thank you for making me laugh- -I really needed a good laugh. I hope you enjoyed the poem hald as much as I enjoyed your comment on it! ! !

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/24/2018 8:23:00 AM)

    Birds are a flock of blabbermouths.
    All it takes to set them off is the sun rising.
    I mean, gees, get over it, you birdbrains,
    the sun rises everyday....impressive expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem that attracts the readers to read over and over again.10

    Susan Williams(6/27/2018 7:32:00 PM)

    I love it when people read my poems over and over and still find enjoyment in the read. Thank you.

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  • (6/1/2018 7:19:00 PM)

    So much better than the alarm,
    Little chirps that do no harm
    Innocence, that greets the day
    Would like that,
    The world would stay.

    On re-reading your joyful, precious poem.
    Had to leave a chirping word of satisfaction and cheer. As you do for everyone that reads your poems
    and that are near!

    Susan Williams(6/2/2018 7:17:00 PM)

    Your comment-poems are so darn lovely! ! ! I would have to spend hours achieving such a result. Thank you, Sandra! ! ! Your cheerful voice challenges the birds in sweetness!

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  • Savita Tyagi (1/2/2018 7:22:00 AM)

    Love that style of yours! Glad that after initial reaction of annoyance you were brought back to truth....which is we won’t be anywhere with out sun. Missing those noisy twitters on this freezing morning. (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(1/2/2018 4:46:00 PM)

    Ah, Savita, I have giving myself a bad reputation in this poem. I have never in my life deplored being awaken by birds [with the exception of the crows' harsh ugly brassy caws] I love birds morning, noon, and night [which is a rare sound around here after dark]. My brother told me one day how much he hated birds singing in the dawn. I was shocked. And then I decided to write a poem about what could change his mind! ! ! Thank you for your kind remarks on this poem! .

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  • (10/17/2017 5:05:00 AM)

    I love your gorgeous humorous write on birds announcing their earth shattering event of a new day. I don't think I would enjoy a morning without birdsong though. I'm usually woken by a real orchestra... first by The Colonel' our rooster, followed by an assortment of thrushes, sparrows, and blackbirds and then the ducks and the late risers our guinea fowl. (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(10/20/2017 4:58:00 PM)

    Oh my goodness, that is a surround-sound concert going on. I love waking up to bird song but my brother grouses about it so I wrote this one to give him a little something to think about. Didn't work- -he threatens to get a shot-gun and silence the poor little birds... sigh. But on the bright side, city ordinance forbids such activity!

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/10/2017 7:44:00 AM)

    It is a beautiful poem on dawn, nature and birds having stunning expression. The way of presentation is fantastic.
    Let me quote ...

    Birds are a flock of blabbermouths.
    All it takes to set them off is the sun rising.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely gem.

    Susan Williams(9/13/2017 2:26:00 PM)

    Can you imagine how grumpy a person has to be to complain about waking to bird song? ? ? I must have had a bad night trying to sleep! ! ! ! But it turned out to be a great day cuz of those feathered singers! !

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  • Marie Shine (7/31/2017 8:38:00 AM)

    'The Dawn Chorus' is captured exquisitely in this beautifully crafted poetic gem, Susan. However, I understand that being awakened by God's wonderful choir is not everybody's choice of an alarm clock in the morning. For me, I am filled with great joy and happiness to hear those little birds singing their beautiful little hearts out as they praise God for another dawn with gratitude for having witnessed its birth once more. Hearing 'The Dawn Chorus' as I wake lets me know that I have survived to live another day and gives me the strength to face it and all that life may throw at me that day. So much to be thankful to Mother Nature for! Gratitude Susan for sharing this exquisite little gem which is delightfully crafted and through excellent word choice.conveys the different attitudes displayed by people to one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts. Gratitude for sharing... (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(8/2/2017 4:01:00 PM)

    My brother is one of those who would rather shoot 'em than hear 'em. He plays the Grinch at Christmas- - didn't surprise you, did it? I am not surprised that you love the Dawn Chorus- - Shine, you fit right in with that kind of morning! ! ! God didn't waste His blessings on you, that's for sure!
    Thank you for the encouraging words, my friend! !

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  • (12/31/2016 1:40:00 AM)

    Those birds....they do understand how profound a sunrise can be. Perhaps they have some greater knowledge! No longer will I utter 'birdbrain'. A really great, and inspiring, poem. (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(1/2/2017 2:48:00 PM)

    This one originated out of my brother's complaints that birds were waking him up in the morning- -and I just had to turn those complaints around! That is one sound that has never bothered me- -the different bird songs I have heard from my bed or the back of a horse. I'm glad you felt this poem- -birds need all the friends they can get.!

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  • (12/5/2016 5:57:00 PM)

    The little birdies know,
    What little birdies are supposed to know,
    But it takes A Susan Williams,
    To spread the joy and light around,
    Of what seems obvious,
    But is much more beautiful
    And much deeper than it sounds.

    Loved this poem, so gay, so light and yet so deep.

    What unimaginable warmth and joy such a thing as a poem can bring.
    So, Susan dear, never stop making that glorious bell ring

    Susan Williams(12/6/2016 12:17:00 AM)

    You know what? This world would be a lot less charming and full of joy if you weren't in it! ! ! Shoot, you'd have even Scrooge dancing and singing in the streets! ! ! Thank you for such a lovely encouraging comment/poem! ! !

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  • Valsa George (12/2/2016 11:40:00 PM)

    Birds are our 'lovely' buddies! They make each sunrise a celebration with their animated chorus! I too love to wake up to the song of birds......! A delightful write, Susan! (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(12/3/2016 2:26:00 PM)

    Bird song- -one of the many blessings God has prepared for both the use of the birds and human delight. I would wish our children would keep their astute vision and hearing and sense of touch and smell and taste throughout their life and never become blase about the daily wonders in our world. Glad you enjoyed!

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  • Rebecca Navarre (11/16/2016 2:35:00 PM)

    Oh! What A Delightful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Make Me Smile Poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Wondrously Beautiful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Thank You So Much For Sharing This Susan! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Susan Williams(12/3/2016 2:41:00 PM)

    You have an artist's enthusiasm for and appreciation of the everyday blessings of the world we live in. Your own poetry reveals the depth of this sensitivity. Thank you for your generous comments! ! !

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/20/2016 11:10:00 AM)

    Love birds and the sunrise. I think it's perfectly fitting to talk to them all. They never stop. And neither do you! ;) (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(10/20/2016 12:42:00 PM)

    hahahahahahahaha- - it's when I talk to inanimate objects that I make people nervous! Thank you, Pamela, for your cheerful comment. I love a comment that makes me grin and twinkle!

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  • Moira Cameron (7/25/2016 9:49:00 AM)

    Yes, I love that the birds always seem to celebrate the dawn. I likewise get excited over the perpetual beauty in the world around me. Far from making me bored, it keeps me joyful. (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/26/2016 3:15:00 PM)

    All those free gifts abounding outside our doors and windows yet there are people who think they have no riches.... I am glad you are so not one of them!

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/18/2016 1:22:00 AM)

    Life and nature! To respect the muse of the birds. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/19/2016 10:19:00 PM)

    Birds are captivating creatures, aren't they? Thank you for reading and commenting, Edward! ! !

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  • Denis Mair (7/17/2016 11:35:00 PM)

    In their little corner of the world they proclaim what makes their little hearts race. The world of worlds consists of so many corners, and where would be without seamstresses and tailors to clothe us in motley? (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/19/2016 10:23:00 PM)

    You say it so well, Denis! ! ! You have such talent for commenting and writing ~~~ I look forward to reading you wherever I find you.

    Denis Mair(7/18/2016 1:42:00 PM)

    (Correction) In their little corner of the world they proclaim what makes their little hearts race. The world of worlds consists of so many corners, and where would WE be without seamstresses and tailors to clothe us in motley?

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/10/2016 7:47:00 PM)

    My query to dear Susan Williams to throw some light on - 187 (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/11/2016 2:05:00 PM)

    Instead of using the Month and day,187 is the day of the year that I wrote the piece- My version of a diary- - - There is a deeply harrowing reason that I do it this way- it plus prayer is my way to cope with what is too painful. I love your inquiring mind, Bharati, because you seek answers instead of shrugging oddities off. That is probably part of why you write so well and wisely. .

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/10/2016 7:43:00 PM)

    'All it takes them off is the sun rising
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    You don't have to announce it as it is an earth shattering event
    Actually it kinda is'- - - - These feathered friends, though small and, perceived to be light headed, make us arise from our slumber.They make us see miracles in every day event.


    Susan Williams(7/11/2016 2:10:00 PM)

    We can take the morning conversations of birds too lightly- so lightly that we do not even hear them- - but there is a lot of solace to be had in hearing their chatter- the world is still outside the window and where there is life there is hope and where there is hope there is joy [or at least a good sense of humor]. Thank you, Bharati, for your comment- -and YES let's rise to the twitterings! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Daniel Brick (7/8/2016 11:56:00 AM)

    This is s sly poem, you regale us with a gruff-voiced speaker who doesn't believe there can be miracvles in everday life, and that voice not only badgers the song birds but us as well. The voice has a mocking qualitywhich makes us feel foolish for behaving like the birds with our morning song in full glory. That's the clever way peole get silenced by society. Butr the last four lines redeem the situation. The songbirds, those with feathers and those with skin, are able to sing again! (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/9/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    You caught me out! ! ! I do seem to like marching my poem along the road in one direction then ka-boom changing direction. I do have whip-lash insurance for any reader sustaining injury- - I am so pleased that you had fun reading this and commenting on it! ! !

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  • (7/7/2016 12:26:00 PM)

    Hello Susan! ! ! What an awesome little write about one of the beautiful gifts we have been given. Our birds certainly do help to ring in the dawn of each new day...and wouldn't we miss them, if, they were no longer present in our lives. My back yard is filled with these beautiful little tweet hearts. Oh, and the song birds - well, i could listen to them all day...while watching them play. You are filled to the full with is your animation that makes all of your writes bubble...creating word paintings - that for me, at least, are always in perpetual motion. i nominate thee: BirdSong Master of PoemHunter! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

    Susan Williams(7/7/2016 1:34:00 PM)

    I am glad this poem pleased you! ! Birds give our days on earth music, joy, laughter, majesty, warmth, and wisdom- I would hate the day that dawned to no song of bird, no flurry of wings, no aerial displays across the skies. You have filled your life with the joy of befriending birds- -love your words for them- -BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TWEET HEARTS! ! ! ! ! ! ! Compared to you and your rescue work with them, your bird-feeders, bird baths, flowers, trees, and love- -I am a stick-in-the-mud. Your whole being is filled with animation with your love of nature and the animals therein and if I bring a smile to your heart then I am pleased. You are the BirdLady of PoemHunter! ! !

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  • (7/6/2016 9:20:00 PM)

    Hi Susan,
    Thank you the two-winged wonder
    That scale the expanse of the skies
    With watchful eyes on earth you spies
    On the life's vagaries and wonts

    You have now a new purpose for your life
    Waking up Susan to pen new poems
    That keep the readers in a spell
    For we enjoy her poems so well.

    Thank you, dear birds, especially for all your blabberings, that provoked Susan to write this beautiful poem.

    Susan Williams(7/7/2016 1:46:00 PM)

    Oh, that poem/comment put a grin on my face! ! ! Thank you! ! ! I am so glad there are people on this site who can take a moment to enjoy joy! Life is bulging at the seams with stress, sorrow, and ugliness- -I just like to counteract these darknesses with the things of the light, to give us a moment of peace and uplifting of spirits. You and others have expressed that these kind of poems are welcome and that is the kindest thing of all to hear. Thank you! ! !

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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