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Pheasants Oats Lost


One morning a female pheasant descended for love 
She struts her stuff outside my patio door
Eager in her search and apparent in her end game
Feathers of grey brown and flecked in blacks but drab over all

Then a beautiful cock appears beside her unaware of me
Plumes of crimson red autumn browns and blacks and whites for feathers
So beautiful compared to  the female gal
They study each other and fret and back away and in again

She does not want to give in for now   
She stands still finally and does not move
He circles her in a one foot radius watching her lack of movement 
He cranes his neck under her beak and continues to circle for half an hour 

He circles and circles but something tells her no and finally she refuses
She walks away in to my rough grass to the back of the house
He thinks she is in the grass but I notice she immediately went through the hedge
Gone for good  he stays in the rough grass another six hours searching in vein

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  1. Date: 7/2/2011 11:36:00 AM
    ur a very talented poet ! I liked this write....

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 3:18:00 PM
    Excellent imageery here my friend. I could see the courtship and the refusal as she made her escape. Poor little guy. Have to find him another. I enjoyed this read very much. God Bless, JB