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The Slip....

Poetry By: dibbledabble

With all the talk of mountains and hiking I went for a walk, pleasurable and suprising.

I have put some images of some of what I saw in my profile, I may take them down next week

Submitted:Nov 20, 2011    Reads: 22    Comments: 5    Likes: 4   

The Slip

Today just for fun

I went for a walk and slipped on my bum

It did not hurt, it was wet a boggy

A soft landing that left me a little soggy.


Up the side of the field I moved a little more slow

With a careful step, eyes wide and ears open in the hedge row

The birds were unfazed by my presence

Squabbled and sang with wonderful resonances


And into the woods I continued my silent pace

So near to a Rowe buck deer did I come he broke into a race

Clearing a fallen log in one long bound

And into a thicket where he stood ears twitching hoping not to be found.

I let him be, moving softy away

I wanted him to know he was not my prey.


With autumn near done most canopies clear

A sparrow hawk sat high on a bow with a sharp eye and keen ear

Under the litter of discarded leaves in a carpet of brown, gold and green

A woodland mouse scurried along fearful of me, unaware of talons unseen


Into the low lands there's a babbling brook

I stop at the bridge to take a look

In the shadows where the river runs fast

Patience is rewarded as a brook trout darts passed


Summers green pallet and autumn gold all but passed

Growing out of the floor where once was summers high grass

Amazing forms and vibrant colours the fungi grow

A fallen branch dressed in lichen of bight orange dayglow

On the edge of the wood stands a solid beech tree his trunk moss green

Where rare waxed redcaps clamber like a sciences fiction city scene


So I give thanks to my soggy rear end

For the slip a message did send

Take a pace real slow

And the woodland will show

That even in autumn last gasps

With keen eye natural beauty is grasped


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