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May 2007 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*

 

SPICEWOOD RETREAT

By Alan Toback

 

Morning sun shining through stand of mesquite trees

Herd of whitetail deer grazing nearby

Natural beauty of cactus and wild greenery

 

Tan, smooth bodies on deer

Some males with different size horns

A few fawns’ white tails swing as they move about

 

Skittish, jumpy movements

Slightest movement alerts them to look up and stare

Male close to female, both tan in color

He grooming her, she standing still enjoying the precious moment

 

Larger beige color female arrives on scene

Using her long legs to kick male away from other female

A mixture of male and female stands guard along perimeter

Watching for any intruders, while part of sixteen members eat their morning meal

 

Looking over the treetops in front of the porch swing

The horizon I see is serenely precious

Rolling hills, light blue haze, some green pastures in the distance

 

Peaceful male whitetail, two prong horns majestically rising in the summer

Standing very still, like a painting only an artist can do justice to

Ear lobes showing pink color, which enhances the beauty

Alan Toback

 

 

Alan M. Toback is an author and poet who contributes regularly to the MuseItUpClub

 

 

 

 

*Send poetry submissions to underamuse@yahoo.com.au .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for the next months are nature and animals.

 

 

 

The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.

Make sure to visit our Poetry Archives for more reading pleasure.