Archive for the ‘Squirrels’ Tag

Animal Snack Bar   Leave a comment

Animal Snack Bar

Above:  The Second Draft of the Poem

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Bird seed and deer corn–

quite a feast for neighborhood wildlife–

birds, squirrels, and deer–

who gather in a backyard in the morn

and the afternoon with hunger rife.

Yet of humans they have a fear

proper for creatures wild born;

it probably preserves their life

elsewhere and just continues here.

Their presence I will not scorn,

for it proves soothing amid strife

caused by someone near.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 28, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Of Turtles, Squirrels, and Woods   Leave a comment

Turtles sunned themselves on large rocks

in the Middle Oconee River

then returned to the water

as squirrels darted through trees,

along the ground,

and up tree trunks,

sometimes looking at us we observed them.

The temperature outside was about sixty-four degrees

(Fahrenheit), the sky a lovely shade of blue,

as toward the park, through it, and back home we were bound,

traversing a winding trail in the woods,

occasionally through arborial arches.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 26, 2013 COMMON ERA