and post notes and photos about your poem like Robert Candler.
Inspired by this morning, 15 October 2014
Not normally a blank verse person, but a rhymer; and knowing very little re the different formats for lyric, poetry and prose, this was different. Well, inspired is inspired, I guess. We live in the heart of suburbia, but are fortunate enough to live on a cul-de-sac that backs up to an older addition consisting only of six 5 acre lots on one street, each with a fairly large home on the property. Since they built on the fronts of their of their acreages, the rear 80% of each is directly behind my property, providing over 20 acres of natural grass lands dotted with cedars, Chinese elms, and a cottonwood here and there. A thick tree line of Chinese elms borders the full length of my northern property line (165'). Since the dentist who owns the adjacent property is a "greenie", we hope it will remain there until after we pass. We've enjoyed 21 years of being close to nature. We routinely have geese and ducks visit the yard at particular times of the year. Occasionally, we have a skunk or possum visit, looking for eats. We had an armadillo family for a few weeks, and occasional raccoons. A few years ago, a family of red foxes became regular visitors; but they all passed away...two in the yard. Red foxes are a threatened species and their ranks are being decimated by a disease that causes deterioration of skin and fur, as well as internal organs. There is little way to control its spread, even if they had a serum. Oklahoma State vets told me the species is endangered, but not by man, and could be extinct in a few years. Sorry for the downer. I got sidetracked. It's a nice yard.