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Human Nature Contest

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Human Nature Contest

Human Nature Contest

Each night she spins her sticky web
 intricate,  shiny as silver starlight
 a piece of night from under the eaves
 we watch her silent ominous prep
 as under the front door light she weaves
 a trap for unwarned insects bright
 who flew to light but found a web

 A pink tinged skyline breaks at dawn
 kangaroos the color of bark and stones
 begin  a retreat into the tree line
 I peep from the window- stretch and yawn
 as grey mist fades into spreading sunshine 
a myriad of birdsongs filtered in zones 
 as dew reveals gossamer webs on the lawn.

Tiny finches are flitting down, 
from twig to twig to a birdbath of stone
They dip and splash and re -alight, 
as I sit and watch in my dressing gown.
not moving in case I give them a fright
absorbed in them I am least alone
Their colors are grey, green, and caramel brown

Rain scents of earth and eucalyptus 
a bush path strewn with bark and puddles
under swaying strands of weeping leaves
my eyes fall onto the path before us
aware of the tapestry nature weaves
shadows and niches of scent- filled idyls
we step over vines that  might hold and trip us

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/16/2016 5:22:00 PM
Impressive Human Nature-4 stanza,/7 lines..Congrats on your winner..Sara
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Date: 2/16/2016 1:58:00 AM
Congrats on ur great win with this awesome write Suzanne!
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Date: 2/14/2016 3:02:00 PM
This is so rich in imagery and content SuZ. Congratulations on your second placement. I so hope you will post this at PFT. Happy Valentine's Day my friend! #7 hugs, Connie
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Date: 2/13/2016 7:40:00 PM
Congratulations on this awesome win! Very nice.
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Date: 2/13/2016 6:54:00 PM
You bathe the senses with this lush poem congrats on your top win Suzanne x
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Date: 2/12/2016 10:18:00 PM
Suz, thanks for supporting my comment
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Date: 2/12/2016 5:51:00 PM
Suz, congrats on your lovely win. LINDA
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/12/2016 9:07:00 PM
Thanks so much Linda: I enjoyed writing this one. Memories of my time in Australia. SuZ
Date: 2/12/2016 4:39:00 PM
well done, and congratulations on this one, Suzanne.
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Date: 2/12/2016 9:08:00 PM
Thanks Lin: I appreciate you stopping by. SuZ
Date: 1/31/2016 11:53:00 PM
A beautiful poem, Suzanne. You have created a fantastic imagery of Australian nature. I have not been to Dooralong Valley, but the imagery reminds me of Kangaroo Valley. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/12/2016 9:09:00 PM
Hi TJ: I always miss the Flora and Fauna of OZ. SuZ
Date: 1/29/2016 9:32:00 AM
- A great poem ...... - Good luck in the contest, hoping you'll win - I wish you a wonderful weekend Suzanne :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/29/2016 10:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, Anne Lisa for reading a commenting. So glad you could share my nature scenes. Hugs, SuZ