Oh darling

Three Riders at Cameron Bay in Waterton Lakes ...

Three Riders at Cameron Bay in Waterton Lakes National Park (Photo credit: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons)

Wateron Lakes Visitor Center

Wateron Lakes Visitor Center (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn)

Waterton Lake, Alberta

Waterton Lake, Alberta (Photo credit: G_McKenna)

During the day

With a lot on my mind

I sat for a moment

Only to find

Three magpies at my window

With the youngest one peeping in.

It said to me

“Oh darling”

(I can see your grin)

“Oh darling, how you doing?

Oh darling, I thought you were gone.

Oh darling, when you are ready

I will meet you on the lawn.”

I smiled to myself as finished up my chores

I silently wondered 

Who could ask for more?

I have a diligent guardian

Who comes to catch up on the news

In the form of a chatty magpie

Who comes to my window to smooze.

“Oh darling, “

I said back to him.

“I am doing mighty fine.

I will meet you in a moment

On the lawn

Waterton

Waterton (Photo credit: fredthechicken)

beneath the pine.

Oh darling.” 

Gathering in the Garden – Revised

Young magpie

Young magpie (Photo credit: glenasena)

Mr and Mrs came by today 

To share their Joy with me.

How I liked their baby.

Did I hear him squawk with glee?

Did I like his brand new feather coat?

Was I not happy as could be?

Well, yes I was glad to see the young one.

I really was impressed.

But to bring the boy by at 5 am?

Was I really being blessed?

Did I happen to mention

The family was from the magpie clan?

They could squeak  and squawk

better than a hillbilly band. 

 So now 

I have lost my sleep,

As the magpies

go next door. 

I think I will sneak

back to bed

To hear my own  melodic snore. 

Magpie party

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Splashing in and out of the water

puddle is a gathering of magpies…more than five.

When I lived alone on the stump ranch in Northern Alberta Canada

I had the magpies to keep me alive.

This morning they are entertaining as they dance

in the wind flying and drying as they go.

In the deep isolation of the ranch in Silver Valley

the magpies sang with me in the early morning.

They gleaned and cleaned on butchering day

 danced in the wind every other day.

I loved them and love them now.

Once while living in a seniors independent lodge,

one magpie came every day to the tree by my window.

I called him Huey as his call sounded

so much like my prayer song the HU 

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HU-a love song to God

 

The day I had my stroke, Huey was squawking more than usual

…bouncing in and out of the soffits

He told me “Get help, get help, get help.”

I did and am alive today

in part due to his love.

One year and one day after returning from hospital,

there is a magpie party of now more than five

We are all celebrating that I am alive.

Are you celebrating too my friend?

I have several magpies

here I could send on the wind.