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like some huge wild beast
this hollow tree, dead limbs spread
two children inside

three wolves in the snow
patiently look up the tree
some nut shells and tracks

hear their wild clucking
three ducks in the snow look up
strewn red berries, tracks

bare trees and lamp posts
this empty, snow covered bench
man with saxophone

branches split skyward
a few yet cling at the top
flock of geese fly south

Dave Austin

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/15/2014 12:26:00 PM
Wow. never seen this form. fabulous.. excellent!
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daver austin
Date: 10/16/2014 11:05:00 AM
Didn't you know, Cindy, hamd is Japanese for haiku. Hardy, harr, harr. LOve, daver
Date: 10/12/2014 7:59:00 PM
by the way, Daver, what does Hamd poetry form mean? It sounds middle eastern or something!
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daver austin
Date: 10/13/2014 10:35:00 AM
Hardy harr. Give me the benefit of the doubt. I could have sworn the list said haiku. Hamd must be Japanese for haiku. Love, daver
Date: 10/11/2014 3:08:00 PM
a new form to me but I really like what you've done here, Daver. Hope you're well and having a great week
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:07:00 PM
Hi, DAver, it's nice seeing this one again over here. The last part is my very favorite! thanks for dropping by to see my poetry today.
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Date: 10/10/2014 11:32:00 AM
very coolness leaping....Daver...
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Date: 10/10/2014 11:21:00 AM
You are my cup of tea sir. I am awe struck by your poetry. I hope you have books and books of published works. You are an original. That is what I seek in great poetry. Your work sings and paints and speaks and performs. love it. adding to my favs which I will not mention again as I will fav many of yours.
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:43:00 AM
Dear Daver, You caught my attention immediately with the children huddled inside the tree. Great image! Then you had me frightened the wolf might be after the children. Luckily, he stayed outside the tree. Excellent use of imagery to describe the sites of winter, especially the geese flying south. (They never seem to make it this far south.) You called me "Elizabeth" in your last comment. Had to laugh as I do that so often! Hoping MS wins this weekend! ESPN thinks they'll be in playoffs.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 10/10/2014 10:43:00 AM
Ran out of room before I could send my love and tell you how much I enjoyed reading your poem!
Date: 10/10/2014 9:19:00 AM
wonderful imagery Daver I enjoyed this write:-) hugs jan xx
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