Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Nature’s Peace

Nature, bird, flowers, trees

Searching

For daily insights

Walking in the sunshine

Listening as nature speaks

I find

No confusion among the trees

Nor dissention amid

Birds, animals

And flowers

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Choka, Double Choka, NaPoWriMo 2020

Cat vs Dog vs Me

Dog and Cat in a face off

An imaginary conversation between my cat Naomi and my dog Trixi.

“Sorry, wasn’t my fault!

I really didn’t mean to bite!”

Naomi meowed loudly.

“She pushed me right at you!”

“She only wanted to

Make us be friends” said Trixi

“Then why did you growl,

And snap at me? It scared me!”

“I wasn’t feeling friendly then”

“But now you are?”

Naomi indignantly hissed.

“Yes, we owe her that,

Don’t you agree, Naomi?

After all, your bite

Could’ve locked up her jaw!

We could have lost her!”

“Yes, but It still wasnt my fault!

Cats don’t want dogs for their friend!”

Double Choka

NaPoWriMo Day 7–“Prompt: “How the other tells it”

Remember an encounter with an animal.

Write a poem about the way the animal describes the encounter to its friends.

When I was about six years old I made the mistake of trying to make my newly acquired cat and my older dog to become friends.

I was holding my cat and put her up close to my feisty rat terrier dog thinking I would get them acquainted, and then hopefully they would become friends.

Just as my mom yelled at me to stop, the dog growled and snapped at the cat. The cat got scared and instead of letting her jump away free to run I held on to her and she turned on me and bit me on my cheek close to my ear.

This resulted in a very quick trip to the doctor who was a 30 minute drive away and me getting a shot of penicillin. The doctor said if mom hadn’t gotten me to him right away I might have gotten lockjaw and possibly died. This was in 1950.

I learned a hard lesson that day which I never forgot. Don’t try to force friendships on anyone, especially animals!

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Serenity

Picture of sun streaming through trees and Quote by Lao Tzu
http://quotes.land/nature-doesnt-hurry/

Sitting here on my couch

Gazing out my window

Things quiet and serene

Sunshine steaming down

Upon the daffodils

Birds happily feasting

As squirrel scurries by

Nature seems content

Not a worry nor care

Oh that we were there

Syllabic Verse

“Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

This quote was on the tag of my favorite herbal tea bag. Ah, yes, that mankind could model nature…

Posted in November 2018, Syllabic Verse

Squirrel’s Storehouse

Backyard Planter

Squirrel scampering

Hiding acorns ‘neath

The slumbering vine

Truckload of treasures

Delivers in Winter

Syllabic Verse

🍁The pesky squirrel is back and digging in my plants burying his treasures. He’s cute but I don’t like the fact that he digs in my plants to store his food for winter. 🍂😩

Posted in January 2018, Nonet

Nature’s Live Performance

A foraging army boldly flew

Into my area of wet green,

Peaking the interest of one

Gray squirrel long and lean,

Who romped about

And in between.

A nature

Convene

Live!

Nonet
I happened to be in the right place at the right time today as a flock of Chickadees flew into my yard at the same time the gray squirrel was visiting!  Camera in hand, I was fortunate to be able to video the complete show!

Posted in Double Shadorma, May 2017

Simple Solution

Mascara Wand
Be a Wandraiser

Animals need wands

To help them

Not magic

Wands, but old mascara wands 

Recycled and Reused
You can help. 

It’s a little thing.

Something

You can do.

Wildlife and enviroment

Benefit from this.
Double Shadorma

Wands For Wildlife--Appalachian Wildlife Refuge Poster
Image from: ( Appalachian Wildlife Refuge )

Click the links below to learn more or see how you can help

Wands For Wildlife–Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

Save Your Mascara Wands To Help Animals In Need

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