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  Shhhh...Just Spied a Deer
by Phyllis Jean Green
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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voracious, tenacious, and fleet

hunters claim to save
by thinning the herd

say they overbreed

no doubt they are right

but the very sight
of one
makes my heart soar

on lucky days a fawn
or calf
lags long-leggedly
behind its mom
its camouflaging spots
a poultice for eyes
jaded by overkill

they live on the edge
'twixt wood and human
in order to feed
on flowers, leaves, seeds,
nuts, shrooms, twigs,
crops - name it -
and to feel the rush
comes with mooning
rifle toters before going
back to being
one with the quilt
of light and shade
trees conspire
to piece

they come in the night
almost be said to tiptoe

invisible, even in moonlight,
I am left to yearn
to be an owl
or a nightingale
silver-outlined reconnoiterers
plot their strategy,
come dawn.

   (c) Phyllis Jean Green

            July,  2011

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Reviewed by Daniel Keith 10/2/2011
I'm from the south where deer hunting is a love of men. I for one am not a hunter. I think the deer know this, for every morning and evening we have deer in the front yard. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 9/3/2011
Dear Phylis, How sad to know how human beings can be rude. Very nicely said. I wonder if in my lifetime this massacre will stop.
Bravo, Emile
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/11/2011
Pea, they send a message of primitive elegance and beauty to me each time I am privileged to spy one at woods edge or dashing across a country lane. I know the farmers have objections to their feeding habits, and I am sure rightly so. But they are fleet footed stately denizens of the woodlands that capture my fancy also. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/9/2011
oh my, phyllis! this is a lovely write! i am there, crouched behind
wild blueberry bushes, watching this graceful dance...
peace & blessings,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/23/2011
Love "the quilt of light". But you always have unique phrasing, Phyllis. Another pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/22/2011
I agree with Deborah that these are nature's most beautiful creatures. They come right up to you not asing for a thing but we give them something anyway. Thank you Pea for sharing this.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and thos whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, nd by your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by D. Vegas 7/20/2011
One of nature's most beautiful creatures
which you captured well in this poem.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/17/2011
Reviewed by Axilea MU 7/17/2011
Now I can say that I spied them with you! Magic beauty.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/15/2011
The hush! of wonder on your words ... I am undone by the beauty in these lines ... afraid to move too suddenly, as to frighten off the mood ... well done, Pea.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan Smith 7/14/2011
Love the visuals and the mystery of these creatures.
Reviewed by Katharine Sparrow 7/14/2011
You capture the delicate, fleeting nature of these most beautiful of creatures. (Hi, Phyllis!)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/13/2011
Deer, with their tails shooing flies away are a sight to behold that I too can't get enough of. They are also nature's pruners, clearing out the lower branches of trees and opening up the forest. Unfortunately, they can over breed (their predators, wolves and bears are not present) and become stunted, inbred, and suffer from other problems like disease.

Taking only the alpha males is not very good idea when nature plucks only the weak and strengthens the species.

Lovely poem.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/12/2011
I like em' too. We're on their beaten path across our driveway and back yard at our Mizzou retreat. They stop by each morning and evening. Once in a while we get the evil eye for intruding in their space. But we all get over it. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/12/2011
A complete pleasure to read, Pea;

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/12/2011
they are, indeed so lovely--love the write
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/12/2011
Another awesome write Phyllis.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 7/12/2011
The deer...another of God's awesome creatures...for us to enjoy! The other day, while out on a bike ride, I saw a mother and her fawn bounding in the brush, she ahead then waiting patiently for her young to catch up. I had to stop to admire their grace and sense of freedom. Perhaps she was teaching him a thing or two.
Beautiful write, Phyllis!

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 7/12/2011
A writing of natures best. I think hunting Deer should be banished. JMHO.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/12/2011
Such beauty captured in your pen, Phyllis. -gene.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/12/2011
beautiful creatures
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