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Happy #WorldPoetryDay! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

BROOK SONGS poem by basInspired by nature, I love to walk to down the brook. It’s only a quarter-mile from “The Farmstead” here in Central Maine and no matter the weather or season, the sights and sounds of the water and the abundance of nature’s bounty always manage to refresh my soul and often inspire the writer child within me. The photo for the poem Brook Songs was taken last fall. As the autumn season nears a new dawning, I put pen to paper for a draft before designing the poem on the computer. ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

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Comments on: "“Happy World Poetry Day!” BROOK SONGS a poem by Bette A. Stevens" (57)

  1. Your poetry is beautiful, Bette. I have always wanted to visit Maine. I’m going to make it a point to do so sooner rather than later. ❤

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  2. Ahhhh! I feel like I was there. And I certainly WISH I was. Lovely poem. xo

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  3. A beautiful poem, Bette, and I love the picture.

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  4. Beautiful words for a beautiful place, Bette. Just lovely and so tranquil. 💗

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  5. What a beautiful poem and photo, Bette! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. A beautiful, magical poem. In my mind I was at the brook, enjoying all the sights and smells and gentle noises.

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  7. Thank you for sharing a part of your world with lovely words and pictures!!… “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)… 🙂

    Until we meet again..

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  8. I love the lake and (sometimes) a bubbly brook in our preserve. We are so fortunate to have the nurture of nature. Hallelujah! Very beautiful ode to spring and the cycles of seasons, Bette!

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  9. Thank you for this Bette. 😁

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  10. 🙏🙏🙏 together with nature!

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  11. Happy World Poetry Day to you, too, Bette!

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  12. Brook songs are beautiful in each season Bette. Enjoy the bliss and thanks for sharing.

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  13. I’d be going there often. So beautiful. To meditate and be one with nature is a wonderful thing. I’m going to say this again, Maine is a state I would love to visit.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Bette. ♥

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  14. You are blessed to have such inspiration and we are blessed that you share your good fortune! ❤

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  15. Hi,
    I could see the changing of the seasons in my mind as I read your poem. It is short and yet it paints so many pictures that also compare to the changes we go through in life.
    Thank you. I love this one. I also figured out what I was doing wrong with receiving your blog posts.
    This one came directly into my email.
    Shalom aleiichem

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  16. Felt so wonderful reading your amazing poem on the beauty of nature, Bette. Such a beautiful painting too. Lovely.

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  17. How lovely, Bette, to have nature’s beauty close by for your inspirational walk. ❤️

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  18. What a beautiful place to walk, captured so well in photograph and words.

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  19. Bette, a heavenly location and no wonder your daily walks take you to the brook! You’ve conveyed its magnificence with poetic wonder and at the same time taking us beyond this earth! Wonderful, my friend! Xx

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    • Thanks so much for your lovely note, dear Annika… Blessed and grateful– for the bounties of nature’s wonders and thoughtful friends like you. 💞 May your blessings abound! xo

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  20. Wonderful, Bette. The picture in itself is poetry and you hVe enriched it with your hymnal
    poem to nature.

    Miriam

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  21. I love this, Bette!

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  22. lovely

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  23. Same to you!

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  24. Such a beautiful poem, Bette. Thank you for sharing. xo

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  25. A quarter mile! How glorious. Beautiful poem, Bette.

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