Small Stones 21-24

January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Posted in Gardens, Nature, Philosophy, Writing | 1 Comment
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Here are four more of my small stones, written as part of the writing our way home challenge.

 

21. Magpies

I wake up to nature’s summer music;-

the magpies carol with enthusiasm,

encouraging those who hear

to join them in celebrating the day.

 

Well, that’s what it seems like –

even if they are just saying,

‘Keep out; this is my territory!’

 

22. Broken Promise

A tiny grey speckled bird’s egg lies in the garden bed.

But for a small hole at one end, the shell is whole.

When I pick up the delicate casing, a single ant emerges.

 

The empty shell is heavier than it should be, so I check.

A dessicated embryo is stuck to the inside wall,

And it weights the egg at its little end.

The egg’s promise of life is only fulfilled for the ants.

 

23. Nectarine

Red and yellow skin and soft white flesh.

A nectarine, ripened to perfection.

Succulent; delicious.

I hold the taste in my mouth for as long as I can.

 

24. Mist

Misty cloud descends on the rainforest;

its cool, ghost-like tendrils spread among the trees and ferns.

They settle on branches, leaves and fronds

and gradually coalesce to drops

that fall to water the earth.

© Linda Visman January 2012

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  1. My favourite – Mist.


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