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Tag: Nature

RETURN TO THE HILLS (Sonnet for My Keith, and Our Little Blue Cabin in Ohio’s Hocking Hills)

 

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How many years have you and I come here
To seek a respite from demands of time?
We listen long as birdsongs echo clear,
From porch swing’s nest, to hills we dare to climb.

We had to leave behind our getaway,
As pressures of life’s urgencies took charge.
This season rendered cabin dreams “someday,”
But pressing needs no longer loom so large.

We’re homebodies (both you and I), and this,
Our quiet cabin nestled in the pines,
Feels so like coming home, it’s simply bliss –
This space where life and harmony align.

I’ve seen these hills with no one else but you.
There’s none with whom I’d rather share this view.

© Marie Elena Good, 2018

UNWANTED NEIGHBORS (Diminished Hexaverse)

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PHOTO BY KEITH R. GOOD

The trouble with hawks
Is they  cause trouble.
So when they began
To nest in our oak,
They were not welcome.

Squirrels were here first.
Jays were here first,
As were robins,
And chickadees

And others.
Don’t under-
Estimate

Others.
Hawk nest?

Hawked.

CHURCH SALAD LUNCHEON

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Everything was just peachy,
Until jokes began raisin eyebrows.
“Mangoes into a bar …”

Figures … it was the rutabaga.
Elderberries grabbed olive the baby peas,
Endive never seen them move so fast –
It was plum bananas!

Luckily, no one was squashed.

Currantly, things seem to be back under control.
Lettuce hope it stays this way.
Shallot turn ugly again, we’ll just beet it.

In response to Robert Lee Brewer’s April Poem-a-Day Challenge, 2015, Prompt 22 – Nature

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