One Winter Morning

11454297503_e27946e4ff_hMarch SOLC–Day 17
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In every season I spend a lot of time watching the birds, squirrels and chipmunks who come to enjoy my feeders.  Their visits entertain me and inspire many posts and poems. Recently I spent some time watching a grey squirrel feed and preen in the garden.

One winter morning
Spotlighted in a golden patch of sun,
the large grey squirrel
pauses beneath the dangling feeders.
It twitches its silver fluffy tail,
nibbles delicately on a few striped seeds
then scampers away
to gather rose hips
from the tatters
of summer’s blossoms.

Molly Hogan (c) 2017

8 thoughts on “One Winter Morning

  1. cindaroo42 says:

    Lovely! I should pay more attention to the squirrels and birds! I love your description of the squirrel pausing and then scampering away. How long until we get to enjoy our summer blossoms???

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  2. tbreitweiser says:

    Brilliant! My goal is to read poetry every day and you are that poem today

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  3. rdicarne says:

    Poetry is my favorite writing mode. I loved your first line! It is like the squirrel was on stage!

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  4. Tim Gels says:

    Thank you for a wonderful little poem! As coincidence would have it, I wrote about squirrels today too.

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  5. This is lovely, Molly! The squirrels have figured out how to leap from a tree to one of our feeders. It spins like mad once they land. I can’t imagine that it doesn’t make them dizzy!

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