Perfect spiral


snail shell —
and worn —
still harbors
a perfect

Leaves lie scattered
at the foot of a tree —
pages of a calendar
recycling another year.

The hemlock
hunched over
a blank field
of snow —
stories with
its shadow.


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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18 Responses to Perfect spiral

  1. Hemlock writing stories with its shadows … nicely conveyed! Thank you for that mental image.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Nature is a powerful muse, capable of summoning a plethora of feelings & imagery. I wish you and yours all the best in 2016!
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Lovely Tyler. As much as I love your photographs, your words artistically paint a beautiful picture as well!

    • Thank you kindly, Mary! I actually added a photograph of the snail shell later, since it makes the post more appealing & complements the poem. I usually like the photo/poem combo, but sometimes, it’s nice to have the reader imagine it for themselves. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dalo 2013 says:

    I like this one quite a bit Tyler ~ a great start to the New Year. Wish you a great year of photography and of your writing, it is quite inspirational. Cheers to 2016 ~

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I wish you all the best this year ๐Ÿ™‚ I truly appreciate your readership & support! May 2016 be filled with inspiration in the company of Nature ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Gorgeous Tyler, I love the hunched hemlock writing stories with its shadow.

  5. Your photographs are amazing! And I especially love your poems :3 โ™ฅ

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