Background check

Background check

Ponderosa pine prickly profiles,
Douglas fir twin tower lineups,
Hemlock hunchbacked hoodlimbs,
Oregon ash switch-blade mugs,
Big leaf maple five-spiked mohawks,
Black cottonwood low-rider leaves,
a band of photosynthetic trunk thugs
atop grass knuckles, shooting the breeze.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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16 Responses to Background check

  1. What a magnificent photo! And an incredible poem. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Funny! I always suspected there were more dangers in the woods than simply teddy bears and their picnics.

  3. phillymanjim says:

    Reblogged this on PMJ's Favorite Reblogs and commented:
    Tyler, this is a brilliant ‘Outlaw Urbanization’ of an ominous setting in nature. I especially love the last line of your poem.

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  5. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    The gang green of summer has yellowed in autumn, skies bruised by blustery storm clouds, canopies banging boughs, conifer needles sticking it out, while deciduous trees read their own wet tea leaves from above…

  6. simonhlilly says:

    Nice characterisations.

    • Thank you, Simon! Sometimes I find it refreshing to set all seriousness aside for shameless humor at the expense of Nature. After all, poetry is all personification, no matter how close humans are to the natural world. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend! Your poems are always an inspiration to me 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • simonhlilly says:

        Time flying! Autumn spiralling in to land. Had a few computer based traumas recently – always sobering how little we actually know about the workings of the things we use and take for granted. We may be more intellectually adaptable than our ancestors, but I’m afraid when it comes to common sense survival skills the majority of us have over-specialised ourselves into an extinction cul-de-sac…..

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