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My Morning Walk

Soggy earth littered with leaves
joins the crisp air smelling of pine,
greens, yellows and reds cling
to a low hanging limb that grieves
the loss of summer sunshine.

Volunteer crocus bloom,
the delicate blossom in white
shaped like bells that ching.
I pick some for my bedroom
they're such a pretty sight.

Holly berries attract some birds
even so the red against deep green
remind me what Christmas will bring
I stumble for extraordinary words
to express thanks for all I've seen.
                   ~~Judi Van Gorder

Written in response to: Write a Deten


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Enjoyed Tink. Watched a Blackbird enjoying some berries on my walk yesterday. Of course, in these days of global warming, winter has arrived late. Sad that warmer winters mean many animals do not hibernate properly, and so use up more energy, and do not survive.




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Thanks Badge, Yes weather is so unpredictable. Right now it is wet and cold and very much like winter. I imagine Wales has similar weather to us although you get snow, I believe, but it is rare for us to get more than a flurry that doesn't even stick to the ground. I loved your observation of the black bird. It is you keen sense of observation that make your poems so interesting.

Thanks Tony, The Deten is kind of an easy form to work within. I think Dave at Writing.com is choosing weekly challenges that I haven't already written an example poem for. I keep writing. And what can I say, nature at its best surrounds me. The photo is from my front yard. Everything is getting overgrown. I just haven't had the energy to work out there. They say I should be getting my energy back in the next month then winter at it coldest and wettest will be here. By Spring I'll have a full fledged forest out there.

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