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 www.wildramblings.com in July 2015


  • http://everyday-adventurer.blogspot.com/ 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.

  • http://www.wildramblings.com 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.

  • http://www.wildramblings.com Wild_Bill

    Thank you! I always look forward to your comments.

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