Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Night tree

















from a patch of striped night
in the arms of a shadowy tree
two sudden stars shone bright
peering down at me

















in a gesture of charm and guile
he sharply cocked his ears
offered a Cheshire smile
and quickly disappeared

13 Comments:

Anonymous Becca said...

Fun photos and poem ... raccoons are certainly beguiling. Hope you are well!

10/16/2007 4:48 PM  
Blogger alan said...

So much green still...!

Fantastic photos! I can't believe you got three of him/her!

And your words fit capture so perfectly!

alan

10/17/2007 2:38 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

my granddaughter will love this when I show her!

10/17/2007 3:51 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

They are cute, aren't they? I just wish the coyotes did a better job of keeping their numbers down.

10/17/2007 5:16 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Raccoon! Great foto and poem!

10/17/2007 9:56 AM  
Anonymous marly said...

I can tell what "Dave" that is without clicking!

Surprised you managed to nab that much of him... Ours dash along the pointy fence top at a very high rate of speed.

I like that Cheshire feeling--very apt. LC must be one of the most influential writers ever, judging by how often bits of him materialize (Cheshire-like) in our minds. All but the logic passes through mine!

10/18/2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

What a rascal, that raccoon. There and gone.

10/18/2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Meditation is helping me, Mb. So is your writing presence.

10/18/2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

we have sooooo many! recently we saw mama and her 4 young ones...all in a row! there must be at least 8 which roam our neighborhood. unfortunately, they sometimes mistake our garden as a public toilet; one spot is their favorite. it is quite aggravating, but their cute faces still win us over.

congrats on your poem publication!

10/19/2007 2:34 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

my sister used to have racoons visit her house all the time...not so good for their garbage...

10/19/2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Off to rob another trash can of its prize, or go looking for the Queen of Hearts.

10/21/2007 5:21 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

Cute!!!

10/21/2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger j kieselguhr said...

and did he leave his cheshire grin suspended just above the tree, charming and beguiling thee
in the night time air so thin?

10/27/2007 2:07 PM  

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