Then, A Cricket Chirred! (Jingle’s Entry 4 Poets Rally Week 24)

The sound of music rings in my ears,

Visualizing dancing tigers, lions, and deers,

I am moved to tears.

Deep in the woods, something stirred,

I thought it was a woodpecker that I heard,

Then, a cricket chirred.

I hiked on the mountain as the morning sun rose,

A gardener smiled at me while holding a hose,

My heart raced as I continued the path I chose.

The lake grins repeatedly under the morning breeze,

Lost in the beauty, I stand and freeze,

Forgetting how to sing my praise…

Thursday Poets Rally Week 24 (July 1-7, 2010)

Hello, Everyone!

Welcome toย Thursdays Poetsโ€™ Rally week 24.

Week 24 Participants Awards:

Three Poetry Awards:

The Most Wholesome Poet Award

The Most Positive Poet Award

The Most Promising Poet Award

will be assigned to participants by Jingle on or by Sunday. Have fun!

Jingle strongly suggest that you explore 18 fresh poets to meet the requirement,

And visit all participants to get more feedback of your own work.

Before you comment to participate, please visit the following link to comment and sign anย  AGREEMENT first: (I opened a new account to house poets rally poems from participants, please feel free to read all posts, the site is under construction all the time)

http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/agreement-between-jingle-and-thursday-poets-rally-participants/

Week 24 Participants:

Week 23 the perfect poet award winners are automatically linked in:

Joanny:http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/07/let-dreams-take-flight.html (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Megzone: http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/free-flow-poetry-random-thoughts/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Pinklady:http://pinklady-bing.blogspot.com/2010/06/travel-through-life-haiku.html (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

buttercup600:http://buttercup600.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/buttercup-haiku-thursday-poets-rally-week-24/(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

DancingFreakโ€ฆ: http://harshikaram.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/felt-like-decades-thursday-poets-rally-week-24/ย  (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Heartspell: http://heartspell.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/without-definition/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

D. S. Lear: http://soundoffreedom.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/lesson-complete/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Liz:http://lizbethsgarden.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/poetry-rally-entry-she-waited/(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

A Poem A Day: http://adkwriter15.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/june-19th-my-life/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Ibok: http://lordemmanuel.wordpress.com/(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :))

Suzi: http://suzicate.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Fiveloaf: http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Unprecedentedintellectual:http://unprecedentedintellectual.wordpress.com/

Raj: http://www.destinychildosheen.blogspot.com/

The Vivacious M: http://thevivaciousmelancholic.wordpress.com/

Viola: http://billmanson.blogspot.com/

The Arts Web Show: http://artswebshow.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Pancake Bliss: http://pancakebliss.wordpress.com/

Jstar: http://msjstar1275.blogspot.com/

Stewsie: http://psychopoems.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/unanswerable

Doru:http://romantzaiubiriieterne.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/awesome/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

The Depressed Poet: http://depressedpoet.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/rally-24-poem-sticky-mess/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Mudwords: http://mudwords.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/vine-eyes/

Thomas:http://stewsie.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/out-stretching-contempt/

Lauren:http://laurenmichelleotheim.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/253/

Musings of the Instrospector:http://1ntrospector.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/tool/

Ms. Peachesโ€ฆ http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/love-manifested/ โ€Ž(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Here is my entry for the week:http://arcanewhisper.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/nameless/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Willie:http://williewizzy.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/wednesday-07-07-10/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Ruhig: http://ruhig.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/perfect-souls/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Oink:http://hopepoh.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/unfinished/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

haiku: http://hopepoh.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/haiku-11/

Bill:http://www.beginningpoetry.wordpress.com. (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Some familiar names in tiny print:http://delerioration.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/july-1st/

Becoming: http://libravirgo923.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/rainy-day-on-maple-street-a-different-sort-of-sonnet/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Ziibi:http://adventuresinpoesy.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/ziibi-july-5-back-from-vacation-edited-poem/ :) done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ;))

Tasha:http://thethousandmilejourney.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/standing-in-the-rain/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Imagina:http://imagina1.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/to-the-sea-alfonsina-a-tribute-to-alfonsina-storni/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Benjity:http://benjity.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Fatesjoke:http://fatesjoke.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/gladiators/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Carridwyntiponi:http://cerridwyntiponi.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/the-dreamer/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Jessica:http://welcometotheborderline.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/30/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

The lost poet:http://mkpoet.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/the-mirror/

Noha:http://nohaemile.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/the-gypsy/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Reach 4 my pen:http://poettraveler.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/dominica-i-shall-not-weep/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Arts Web Show:artswebshow.com/2010/07/02/fine-art-titled-incomp…(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Dragonfliesandgoosebumps:http://dragonfliesandgoosebumps.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/i-dont-know-your-face/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

The poetry of mike:http://malexzander.wordpress.com/

Doni: http://divisoria.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/252/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Kelley:http://kelleygrrl.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/false-reality/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Dancingfreak:http://harshikaram.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/felt-like-decades-thursday-poets-rally-week-24/ย  (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Every Peace:http://everypeace.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/i-cant/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;)))

Buttercup600:http://buttercup600.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/buttercup-haiku-thursday-poets-rally-week-24/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Megzone:http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/thursday-poets-rally-footboard-traveller/ย  (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Trisha:http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/i-saw-her/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Chiltons:http://chiltona10.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/the-doe-haiku/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Celebrating A Year:http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Amaya’s love:amayaslove.wordpress.com

Recycled Heart: http://inellezshayra.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/in-the-garden/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Sk:http://waiseekweng.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/move-on/#more-142

Heartspell: http://heartspell.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/without-definition/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Rhythm Of My Soul::http://rhythmofmysoul.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/found-again/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Raj:http://thepoetrywagon.blogspot.com/2010/07/thursday-poets-rally-still-i-dream.html

Robert Cupcake Poetry:http://robotcupcake.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/ape-caves/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Suzi: http://suzicate.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Marya:http://maryayankopulos.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/look-at-me/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

The Unexpected Life:http://lazylinerazmattazz.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Adam:http://dustus.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/metaphor-falls-for-poetry-rally/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Shoelessboywonder:http://shoelessboywonder.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/about-me/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Joycefied:http://joycefied.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/limerick-of-lament-parting-really-is-such-sweet-sorrow/

Pages From A Dairy:http://anummunaf.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/its-all-my-misatake/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Dream With Me:http://adreamersblog.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/elemental (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Liz:http://lizbethsgarden.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/poetry-rally-entry-she-waited/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

D. S. Lear: http://soundoffreedom.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/higher-ground-3/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Jessicaโ€™s Japes:http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/the-dark-child/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Musings By Moonlight:musingbymoonlight.com/2010/07/01/love-grown-wild/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Tracy:http://tracyhsays.com/2010/06/30/july-1-2010-thursday-poets-rally/#comment-342(done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Fiveloaf:http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/thump-thump-thump/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Ediomo::http://ediomoudofia.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-promise.html (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Soul Intention:http://signedbkm.blogspot.com/2010/06/sancturay.html (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Jingle:https://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/then-a-cricket-chirred-jingles-entry-4-poets-rally-week-24/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Joanny:http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/07/let-dreams-take-flight.html (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

hoiden:http://hoiden.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/journal-entry-101/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Alan:http://ncbeachcomber.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/precious-star-2/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Shaguf:http://shaguftaabbas.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/a-pledge/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Random Thoughts and Musings:ย  http://randomthoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/the-one-who-never-was/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Gally:http://lestismitethee.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/writing-quicksand/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Ibok:http://lordemmanuel.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/a-little-too-much/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

A Poem A Day:http://adkwriter15.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/june-26th-talent/

Amit: http://xcept.blogspot.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Kavita:kavisionz.wordpress.com/ย  (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Tim:timkeeton.wordpress.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

ishabelle:ishabellemanalo.wordpress.com (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

broken sally:brokensally.wordpress.com (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Jamie Dedes:musingbymoonlight.com/ (done, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ;))

Week 24 Fresh Poets to Know or Explore:

Adventures in Poesy: ย http://adventuresinpoesy.wordpress.com/

Recklessly Unedited: http://kelleygrrl.wordpress.com/

Ravenโ€™s Shadow: http://nochipa.wordpress.com/

Four Hand Door Basket: http://evilamy.wordpress.com/

Writing: http://memumper.wordpress.com/

Chronicles of Narlia:http://keshavnarla.wordpress.com/

Amaya’s Love: http://amayaslove.wordpress.com/

The White Buffalo Womanโ€™s Blog: http://thewhitebuffalowoman.wordpress.com/

Recycled Heart: http://inellezshayra.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/bruise-in-the-past/

The Writings of Leda Harlowe:http://ledaharlowe.wordpress.com/

Pete Bardenโ€™s Blog: http://peterbarden.wordpress.com/

Pleached Poetry: http://thepoetryplatform.wordpress.com/

Amy Deโ€™Ath:http://amydeath.wordpress.com/

The Room 22: http://theroom22.wordpress.com/

Free Minds: http://freemindsbookclub.wordpress.com/

Dream With Me: http://adreamersblog.wordpress.com/

Soul Gaze: http://amandasanz.wordpress.com/

Art of Starving: http://artofstarving.wordpress.com/

Coffee at Mine: http://coffeeatmine.wordpress.com/

You Are Useless: http://youareuseless.wordpress.com/

Betweenhearts75โ€™s Blog: http://betweenhearts75.wordpress.com/

Musing By Moonlight: http://musingbymoonlight.com/

Poetry By E. R.: http://elysiumrose.wordpress.com/

Kniss Ink: http://mindiekniss.com/

Fleeting Figures of Hope and Happiness: http://mellib89.wordpress.com/

Man Poet: http://manpoet.wordpress.com/

Margaretโ€™s Haiku Blog: http://margaretshaiku.wordpress.com/

Tea Lights and mornings: http://9moreyears.wordpress.com/

The Unexplored Life: http://lazylinerazmattazz.wordpress.com/

More over cabbage: http://moveovercabbage.wordpress.com/

The nightwriter2009: http://nightwriter2009.wordpress.com/

Samantha: http://samanthayeh.wordpress.com/

The INN: http://battysabstractpalette.wordpress.com/

The Room 22: http://theroom22.wordpress.com/

Flowers Pick Themselves: http://flowerspickthemselves.wordpress.com/

Iโ€™ll Do It Eventually: http://illdoiteventually.wordpress.com/

The Poetry of Mike: http://malexzander.wordpress.com/

Peter Bardenโ€™s Blog: http://peterbarden.wordpress.com/

Every Peace: http://everypeace.wordpress.com/

Kay Stevenโ€™s Blog: http://kaystevens.wordpress.com/

My Pretty Dreams: http://myprettydreams.com/

Rhythm of My Soul: http://rhythmofmysoul.wordpress.com/

Yola Unlimited: http://yolaunlimited.com/

Sometimes I Pray for: http://koralydimitriadis.com/

Writing days, happy days: http://chloerichmond.wordpress.com/

Yoga Poetics: http://madbluewings.wordpress.com/

Some familiar names in tiny print: http://delerioration.wordpress.com/

Living Ready: http://ajfry.wordpress.com/

Writing in a tree: http://writinginatree.wordpress.com/

Poetry Matters: http://beginningpoetry.wordpress.com/

Out of my ears: http://sleepswithbear.wordpress.com/

Pages from a Dairy: http://anummunaf.wordpress.com/

Something: http://superfluousblog.wordpress.com/

Random Thoughts And Musings: http://randomthoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/you-bring-out-the-worst-in-me/

Tree of Knowledge: http://pbqueen.wordpress.com/

Monster Be Good: http://monsterbegood.wordpress.com/