Smitten with Wind

Green tree leaves

smitten with wind

turn upside down

as if asking their belly to be tickled

Off in the distance

a wood thrush whistles

his song of few notes

a concert to any who will listen

Along a distant ridge

porcupines ponder

their destiny in doubt

shafts of sunlight are swindled against bedrock

Atop the nearby mountain

turkey vultures soar

carrion the prey

perhaps one of natures finest moments

Under emerald canopy

a vixen tends the kits

who frolic without care

beneath smitten green leaves above

Written for in July 2015

  • Ratty

    A poem I can really identify with. I’ve been extra happy with nature all day because of my general experience at a nature park earlier, and this just adds to my joy of nature today.

  • Wild_Bill

    Ratty I am always inspired by your never ending quest for beauty in nature! Thank you.

  • Teresa Evangeline

    I love this, Bill! You tie in the first stanza and the last so beautifully … the last has an especially nice cadence to match the words … just lovely.

  • Wild_Bill

    Thank you! I always look forward to your comments.

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