A Brown Bird is Calling

@AnneEJ (5084)
Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
April 23, 2016 10:22am CST
I was thinking about a poem that I memorized as a child and just took time to look it up and share it here today. I Meant To Do My Work Today by Richard LeGallienne I meant to do my work today, But a brown bird sang in the apple tree, And a butterfly flitted across the field, And all the leaves were calling me. And the wind went sighing over the land, Tossing the grasses to and fro, And a rainbow held out its shining hand, So what could I do but laugh and go? That's the way I feel today. I had plans to do a lot this morning, but the weather is so nice, I am just going to do what little cleaning I can get by with, and then go out and enjoy the sunshine. I hope everyone has a great Saturday, and a wonderful weekend. Take time to go to church tomorrow and worship the Lord.
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@amnabas (9951)
• Karachi, Pakistan
23 Apr 16
It's a relaxing one but weather is hot and humid here.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
I don't like humid weather. i just wish it could stay like it is now all summer
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
23 Apr 16
The weather here been nice unlike yesterday when it was raining.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
We had some rain yesterday but today is beautiful and tomorrow is supposed to be as well.
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
23 Apr 16
@AnneEJ Had rain here Friday, sunny and nice today, rain tomorrow I believe.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk We had a beautiful weekend and this week is supposed to be nice.
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@Corbin5 (88955)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Thank you for sharing that poem with us. When the beauty of nature beckons, we should drop everything and take advantage of nature's gifts.
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@marlina (66585)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
You are right, the dust will still be there tomorrow anyway, @Corbin5
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
I just signed off after posting this, when I got a phone call from my friend, and we went to a park and sat for a couple of hours. It was very relaxing. Then we went for a coffee before I came home.
@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
@marlina That's for sure
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@MarymargII (8722)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Apr 16
I love that poem and would love to memorize it as it is so whimsical and also acts as great excuse for enjoying the world.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
I agree with you, I memorized it as a child and the things you learned then stay with you.
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• Toronto, Ontario
26 Apr 16
@AnneEJ A lot of the old sayings, rhymes and poems never really fade away because they're so great!
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@Juliaacv (25929)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
That's a cute and upbeat little poem. I didn't get much done except for work part of the afternoon. Everyone has to take their turn, and this was mine. But its a cool day today and I didn't mind working, in fact, when they asked if I'd like to leave early, I turned them down.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
I did a quick cleaning sweep through the apartment, then went down by the water for most of the afternoon. It was so nice out.
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@Juliaacv (25929)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
@AnneEJ The wind is quite cold today, although the sun shone brightly. So it didn't bother me to work this afternoon. I believe that tomorrow afternoon promises to be a bit warmer.
@jstory07 (61097)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Apr 16
I had a great weekend. I am glad that you did to.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
Yes I enjoyed it very much. I am sure this week will go fast and then we will be into May, and I am looking forward to going away for a few days
@BelleStarr (34902)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Apr 16
I think this time of year has that affect on most of us, we don't want to work we want to be outside enjoying.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
Spent most of Saturday afternoon down by the water. Went again after church yesterday, but the wind was cool, so we ate our lunch in the car.
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• Preston, England
24 Apr 16
perfectly good reason not to do the chores - hope I see a brown bird before I have to scrub out the dishwasher
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
Saw lots of birds down by the water. Beautiful day
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@Platespinner (19354)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Apr 16
I'm glad I'm not the only adult who gives in to the springtime lure to go outside and play!
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
We are still children at heart. We had to stay in so much during the winter, it is only sensible to enjoy this nice weather
@JudyEv (108065)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Apr 16
That's a lovely poem. I am glad you're giving up, laughing and going where you're tempted. :)
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
It was worth it. My friend and I had a nice relaxing afternoon.
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@DianneN (66586)
• United States
23 Apr 16
We must all take advantage of our beautiful weather while we can. At least my home was thoroughly cleaned, yesterday.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
Yes, it was too nice to stay in, so I enjoyed the afternoon at the park.
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@Elizaby (3510)
• Pensacola, Florida
23 Apr 16
It is doves, blue and red birds calling me out along with the nice weather. And the nice breeze rustling the leaves is also calling me
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
I hope you listened to the call and went out. I hated to come back in but all good things come to an end.
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@MALUSE (34516)
• Denmark
23 Apr 16
Listening to birds is more important than cleaning the house!
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
That is so true, thankfully, mine doesn't take much
@marlina (66585)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Cute little poem! I just went out a bit for some quick shopping and I am bushed.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
I am glad I picked up a few groceries yesterday, so didn't have to do that today.
@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
It is partly cloudy today, but it has been a nice day to work in the garden, I feel happy.
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@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Apr 16
It only went up to 12 C, but the sun was very warm and there wasn't much wind.
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• Stanton, Kentucky
24 Apr 16
I love the poem, sometimes we just have to chase butterflies.
@AnneEJ (5084)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Apr 16
We need to take advantage of every good day