A Nighttime Buccaneer

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the clouds are moving overhead
hold me in silent trance...
they drift in quiet gracefulness
in fluid tai chi dance.
in the dark embrace of shadows
that caresses barren trees,
there is no other motion,
not even slightest breeze...
and then there is a movement
on stealthy silent feet...
a silouetted phantom
moving quick in mute retreat...
a fox-like apparition
in but an instant disappears.
it's one of Nature's wonders
her nighttime buccaneers.
As fleeting as he came,
he quickly vanishes from sight...
leaving me entranced with
the sweet magic of the night.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

As you know I love the night time so naturally I love this poem. Though I am yet to read a poem by your hand I do not like. Wonderful writing again my friend. bravo


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Awe, Simon, that is so sweet of you to say. I actually thought of you, as I was standing on the porch, watching the clouds drift by, and watching that fox! Great to see you!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, so beautiful, the words are magic, 'Buccaneers, Great.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

A word painting.

Well done!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

A sly little slice of life poem. Well constructed as always, you American girl with British writing sensibilities.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ruby, (is it alright I call you that on here? you truly feel like a friend...) Thanks! It was a magic moment on that porch late last night. Moments like that are all too easily forgotten if not captured in a photo or poem! So glad you stopped by!

WillStarr, lovely to see you again! Thank you kindly, Sir!

Doug, its always a pleasure to see you here. Thanks for the read and lovely comment! I am just tickled that you liked it!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Please call me Ruby, ad yes, we are good friends. I love your spirit and your beautiful poetry.

Cheers


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ruby, I feel the same!


Marina Lester 5 years ago

You have such a gift tnderhrt, I am so glad I found you here on Hub.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Awww, Marina! I feel the same about you, Girl! Thanks!


HostelHopper 5 years ago

Bravo! Lovely! I love the title too.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hostelhopper, thank you, thank you, thank you!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

So cool when you can actually see the clouds moving. Thanks for a beautiful poem.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

My pleasure, TsSally!


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Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

Wow! That is so cool! I loved the poem! I found it so gripping. I loved the picture, too.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well you are my poetic delight and a buffet of well chosen words - and a master class in how to write!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Great words and loved it from beginning to end

Thanks for sharing

Take care

Eiddwen


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lyndre 5 years ago from Scotland

You have such a natural gift for writting the most wonderful poetry.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Epigramman, my little face is glowing at such a comment! Thanks!

Eiddwen, thank you so much for the read and comment!

lyndre, thank you for stopping by!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

beautiful, ready to be shot, I don't usually read poetry but this poem was well worth the read.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thebluestar, thanks so much for stopping by! I am honored!


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maticmagister 5 years ago from Slovenia

do not know why, but your poems always make me smile :) thank you for this one


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

maticmagister, that makes me so very happy! It is no little thing to bring a smile to someone's face! your comment made my heart smile!


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rcrawford 5 years ago from NE Ohio

Beautiful images, and expertly done soft rhymes. Very nice!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

You truly are a mistress of the night! I felt the magic!


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sfrentz06 5 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

sfrentz, I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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