Posts tagged ‘Wildlife’

January 22, 2020

Bye bye Blackbird

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Last spring the laurel hedge by my window was empty
No chirruping, calling, no rustling of glossy leaves
No fledglings edging off the nest onto twigs and then the adjacent fence
No wobbling and frantic flapping as parents patiently cajole
No triumphant flights to the Rose bushes
Only to tumble to the grass
As the chosen twig was too thin

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January 21, 2020

Too hot, too hot

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Like tracks in the snow
Little lives go
In our melting

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https://thecheesesellerswife.wordpress.com/

September 20, 2017

Parham Deer

by Jem Croucher

Parham House was closed today
and the deer they knew it well
For they were out and evident
and contented, you could tell
Grazing ‘neath the leafy oaks
in groups and sometimes more
It was quite magical to see
and well worth coming for

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July 19, 2017

Gecko

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Each siesta, my gecko came
Skittering across the mottled ceiling
Dancing over paint flakes

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July 9, 2017

Dead Horse

by Sebastian St.John Montgomery-Greystoke

dead horseBetter here to cease than the knackers yard
A wild hearted beast that lived fast and died hard.

Better to have fallen than led away to be rendered
To have died on the hoof than gone lame and surrendered.

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February 9, 2017

The Beast of Bodmin Moor

by Sebastian St.John Montgomery-Greystoke

alien-big-cat-2The experts will tell you I just don’t exist

But amongst the locals, sightings persist.

 

A cunning feline, a non-native cat

I live on my wits and I’m primed to attack.

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June 7, 2015

Wildlife

by Jem Croucher

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Heading off to Wildlife
Across the old toll bridge
Right there on our doorstep
Such a special privilege

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May 7, 2015

A moment shared

by Jem Croucher

 

Through the window I spied
with coffee in hand
a small feathered friend
flutter by and then land

Perched on the side of
the larch wood bean frame
to my garden in search
of a morsel he came

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March 31, 2015

~ Simplicity

by ladyliterati
March 23, 2015

Nuts

by Jem Croucher

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Squirrels at play in the sunshine
Chasing around and around
One eating nuts in the branches
Two playing games on the ground

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March 15, 2015

~ Broken Spell

by ladyliterati

~ Broken Spell

Day unfolded as if spun gold

Ribbons, layers of ribbons
Adorned the brilliance
In colour coded stratus clouds infused

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November 21, 2012

Flit, flit, flit

by Martin Shone

flit, flit, flit
gone so fast

flit
twitch of angled tail feather

flit
gone so fast

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