Poem: Red Squirrel

The Red Squirrel

I saw a red squirrel

Eat a yellow mushroom.

Daintily he nibbled around

The edge, turning it around

And around as he feasted.......

Until he noticed me watching........

Irritably he scrambled to a higher branch,

But I saw him again

Nibbling and once again,

He raced to an even higher branch.

Some little people don't like to be watched eating,

Particularly yellow mushrooms.

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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

Interesting topic.


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barranca 7 years ago Author

I had no idea squirrel's eat mushrooms until I witnessed it.


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago

Nice poem and nice pic. Did you take the picture?


IĆ°unn 7 years ago

great poem, stunning pic


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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

What a shot!!!!! You must have been thrilled to capture that one!!! He/she is absolutely beautiful.... almost unreal!!!! Sweet poem too :-)


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Tom...This was lovely...As I was reading your poem I couldn't help relating it to the Japanese Haiku forms...Have you ever tried haiku..? Check out Russ Baleson's hub... he has the definitive take on the form...I think you would be a natural..Larry


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barranca 7 years ago Author

Larry, My poems tend to be brief and Haiku probably would be a natural form for me to explore. I have tried it a few times. I like the focused attention to nature that the Japanese poets have mastered. But mostly I'm too lazy to pay much attention to form which is largely the reason my poems don't get very far. Glad you enjoyed it though.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

i love all your "animal" poetry. really, poetry is where you find it (or where your eyes take you) thanks for sharing :D


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barranca 7 years ago Author

Thanks Chris, "nature loving" is a relatively recent phase in my interests......brought on by hours spent fly-fishing.


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donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

Lovely photograph - did you take it and delightful poem too.

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