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Days End

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Days End

Strolling through the dark woods
night approaching as the sun sets
the shadows were now lengthening
casting weird shapes on the floor

Birds pass on their way to roost
all are now settling for the night
squabbles from the rooks over perches
rabbits emerging from burrows to eat

This pause between daytime and night
soon the rabbits will be joined by
badgers coming out to forage and play
night jar starts to sing a real din

Later there will be such sweet sounds
as the nightingales songs ring out
for now this twilight stands in between
a world of half light neither day or night

Sweet scent of night stocks fill the air
as I sit on an old log drinking it in
a shadow detaches from the beech trees
a fallow deer on her way to the river

Now the daylight has completely gone
the moon has yet to show its face
a hoot carries through the dark
the owls glide past searching for prey

I sigh as the stars appear above
each one twinkling pinpicks of light
the sky a canvas on which they shine
at last the moon glides into view

Another day is finally over and done
it is time for me too to head off home
carrying with me memories of this time
closing the door I shut out the darkness

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:41:00 PM
    Merry Christmas Shadow, ,-, I did not want to leave you out of my Happy Jolly Momment.. Sending you a Christmas Carol.... -- Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob tails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing A sleighing song tonight Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh HEY! :) <-- You got to love it I do hope you sang with me... Goodnight my friend... LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/27/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda ty what fun 0) Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 2:34:00 PM
    very beautifully drawn picture piece dear friend

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/27/2013 5:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Liam ty mate Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 5:06:00 AM
    This is so well written. I have a dejavu feeling reading it. Is this a repost???

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/16/2013 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Rick no it is a new write. Glad you like it Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 4:57:00 AM
    Ahh!! Enjoyed the nature work that you have penned..I could just see the scene minus a few animals that we don't have here..thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/16/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara nice to see you. ty for reading and kind comments Shadow x smile hug ps keep strong
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 7:01:00 PM
    It's a long way from Oz to England, but your wonderful poem takes me back to the beautiful English countryside....Beautiful write....Peter

    Duggan Avatar Vera Duggan
    Date: 12/15/2013 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Been there, done that Shadow, too many times. Vera.
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/15/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter Maybe you should visit England for a holiday ty dear Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:15:00 PM
    shadow, lovely portayal of a day leaving.. impressed!... huggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/15/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Nette and ty so much for your super comments Shadow x smile hug