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Disasters, Delights and Other Detours - 90. Late Spring

These reflections on springtime somehow evaded posting, hence the title. Sorry about that.

Late Spring

 

In the woods,

carcasses of old trees

lie strewn upon a thousand autumns,

ancient oaks’ bones mixed up with newly downed beeches,

their hymns to the west wind forgotten

by new buds and the deep,

silent moss.

 

From the hill,

the world’s frantic frenzy

appears but a minor commotion;

the maples’ first hot blush at bold spring’s advances

sets scandalized robins atwitter,

yet they yield to the field’s

temptation.

 

Mergansers

appear unannounced,

like some avian rock stars on tour,

resting between cities with fan-packed stadiums,

happy to grace the creek’s obscure waters

for a day before they

jet northward.

If you feel moved to comment or leave an observation of your own, that would be lovely. I enjoy reading anything you might have to say.

Copyright © 2017 Parker Owens; All Rights Reserved.
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You paint a vivid picture of nature, as always.  I particularly liked the trees falling on a thousand autumns.  Great job :hug: 

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1 minute ago, Mikiesboy said:

Beautiful all, and better late than never. Thanks for these lovely images.

Thank you for looking at last spring's snapshots with me. I'm very glad you liked them.

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43 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

You paint a vivid picture of nature, as always.  I particularly liked the trees falling on a thousand autumns.  Great job :hug: 

Thank you for reading these. Those downed trees fade more and more every year; but a couple of new ones came down the other day to join them, alas.

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1 hour ago, chris191070 said:

What beautiful pictures of nature 

To walk in the spring woods is a delight to the eyes and spirit. Thanks for coming along with me. 

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Having lived most of my life in the woods, I recognize another appreciator when I hear one. Well done. I felt like I was there, even though I already was! :)

 

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8 hours ago, Geron Kees said:

Having lived most of my life in the woods, I recognize another appreciator when I hear one. Well done. I felt like I was there, even though I already was! :)

 

Thank you very much for visiting my patch of woods with me. I hope your own will inspire you too. 

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5 hours ago, Headstall said:

It's always a pleasure to visit the woods with you. Cheers.

Thanks. I’m glad we could walk the path together for a while. 

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