Nature Insight: Bog Chorus (Repost)

The frogs are singing again, and as I haven’t come up with anything new this week, here is a timely repost!

If I could sing
all day, all night,
then being
nobody
would be alright.

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

If I could send
a clear high note,
then I might
keep my head
and heart afloat.

If I could be
content to bring
one more voice,
all might muse
a hope of spring.

I take a leap
though just a frog,
not for praise
but the mud
in my cool bog.

Inspired by the frogs singing in my vernal pond and Emily Dickinson’s poem:

And please check out Grace Pieces recent ‘re-write’ of this Emily Dickinson poem:

“I’m Somebody!  Who Are You?”


©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

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23 thoughts on “Nature Insight: Bog Chorus (Repost)

  1. Oh Diane I love this! I remember loving it before, especially the first stanza! I hadn’t realised it was inspired by Emily Dickinson, or maybe you did say originally. Then when I started reading it this time, I thought of Caddo’s recent post. Then you mentioned her at the end! So everything came together! Lol

    Wonderful!

    Lots of love and blessings ❤ xxx ❤

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    • Thank you, Christine! I was trying to get a new poem done for this week, but it just didn’t happen. Then, between hearing the frogs singing away in the evening and reading Caddo’s poem, I thought it was time to repost.

      An Abundance of love and hugs to you! XO ♥

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  2. This is great, Diane–thanks for the mention! I have to tell you that, late last night I could hear a whole “band” of “rib-etting”! Both amazing and amusing! God bless you–love, Caddo

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    • Sorry for the delay in replying – I have somewhat less online time now. I am so glad you enjoyed, Caddo! We have had lots of rain the last few days, so the frogs have been singing in their glory! I love what you said: ‘both amazing and amusing’ – absolutely! Blessings, love, hugs, Diane

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  3. Hi Diane, this is so lovely again, good idea to repost! 🙂 Frogs make a lot of noise here too.
    Like an engine that keeps Spring going! xx ♥

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    • Hi, Ina! Hope you are well. I love that: ‘Like an engine that keeps spring going’- Perfect! After a slow start our spring has just burst forth in such splendor – more vibrant and full and energized than I can remember it. Somehow nature always knows what it’s doing … XO ♥

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    • Hi, Barbara, and thank you! Yes, I think Emily D’s poetry does appeal to those of us who are introverts … who, when we do ‘make ourselves known, prefer to be heard rather than seen! XO ♥

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    • Thank you so much, Peter! Yes, sometimes the simpler the better … which can be said for many things, including how we live our lives, I think!

      I have less online time now I am back at work, but promise to visit your blog very soon – your writing is always such a treat for the mind and heart and soul! Blessings.

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  4. I love the poem, and the art work, Grand!!

    But, Diane, don’t forget what Kermit said. “It’s not easy being green.”

    : )

    I always enjoy my time at your blog. Great work here!!

    Sarah

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