The Doe and Two Fawns


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The doe
grazed in grass deep and lush,

While nearby,
partially hidden by the brush,

Two fawns
had melted into quiet shadows,

Yet in the open only their silhouette showed,

 

The doe’s
ears flickered towards a slight sound,

And she was
ready to leap and forward bound,

Her white
tail the signal that she was aware,

Of any intruder
that chanced passing there,

 

But it was two
squirrels chasing round a tree,

Engrossed in
their game, racing wildly,

The doe
watched only for a moment or two,

Then
realized danger was unlikely to ensue,

 

Cautiously
she walked to where the fawns lay,

They rose on
wobbly legs, born the previous day,

Hungrily
they nursed till they had their fill,

Then
followed the doe around the hill,

 

They often
came to play in that quiet lea,

And their
spots faded very gradually,

Months later
when they chose to reappear,

Instead of
one doe there were three deer,

 

I’m sure now
there are several little deer,

That passed
beneath my window here,

But that
first excitement of fawns in the brush,

While the
doe grazed in grass deep and lush,

 

Are still
portrayed in a picture I took,

And someday
I’ll include them in a book,

Where they
become part of my story,

And nature
is extolled for all its glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “The Doe and Two Fawns

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    1. Thanks, Leslie. I think I need a watercolor of them.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thank you, Ji. Thanks for being an inspiration.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the experience. Thanks for your encouraging comments.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. It’s fun painting word pictures and sharing them with you and others.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Isn’t it fun watching nature change before your eyes? Charles, thanks for stopping and commenting. Glad I could jog your memory.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thank you, dear. You’re always so encouraging.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  1. This is charming and engaging, Dan. I enjoyed it so much. Wonderful to have nature right under our very noses to enjoy … and we look forward to your book! 🙂

    1. Yep, nature is special if we pay attention. I’m glad you liked my simple poem. And I’m working on my book. In the meantime I have a sci fi book I wrote years ago and I’m dusting it off to see if it has possibilities.

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