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poem: deer

Updated on August 23, 2010

Deer leave their forest security
To emerge into the clearing
Of an abandoned orchard
Of neglected apple trees.
They gather to enjoy the apples
No longer collected by people.
Perhaps also the clearing
Is a holiday of vision where
They can clearly see what they hear
And not fear
Our intrusion from the forest.
Instead, they watch us in the distance,
And we stop and watch them in the distance
Across the clearing.
Eventually they tire of keeping an eye
On us and dance,
White tails flashing
Into the green gloom of the forest. 

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      This is such enjoyable poem. Thank you.

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      barranca 6 years ago

      Hello, Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Deborah Hamilton 6 years ago

      Wishing I were a deer. I would run back into the forest. How safe you are when you know you don't belong here.

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      Ralph Deeds 6 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Nice poem. Reminds me of Robert Frost.

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      Carey Cameron 6 years ago

      Glad to see you're back posting poems. It's apple and deer time up here. Carey

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      barranca 6 years ago

      Hi Carey, Are you making lots of sauce? Tom.

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      donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

      Simple but elegant poem. I enjoyed - as i enjoy all your poetry.

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      barranca 6 years ago

      Thanks Donna. The forest and the denizens thereof seem to be my subject these days.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful poem and picture. This is a peaceful and inspiring hub. Nice and I couldn't help hitting buttons here. :)

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      barranca 6 years ago

      Minnetonka, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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