Degrees of shade

The ancient eavesdropper

Birds chase clouds
like errant arrows
the sky fletched 
with feathery cirrus.

A crow 
stalks insects —
amid a field
of fading 
dandelions —
white dwarfs &
black shadows.

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No canopy the same
each leaf unique 
degrees of shade.

He 
was 
higher
than
a
kite
stuck
in 

tree —
no 
stiff
wind
or 
lofted
stone
could 
shake 
him
down.

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The sun paces
across the sky —
restless trees
rustle their 
canopies.

Only as strong
as my weakest link
windswept spider web.

All of Spring’s
resplendent colors
warmed by an
early Summer.

The 
painterly 
brushstrokes
of trees —
their 
boughs
coloring 
the sky —
outside 
the lines.

As dawn breaks
the world wakes
I give thanks
for another day
alive on this 
beautiful Earth.

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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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14 Responses to Degrees of shade

  1. Jen Sawicky says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Splendid – reading this contributed to my waking gratefully to whatever Today brings. It brought me this poem (and gorgeous images) so I’m off to a great start. THANK YOU.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure 🙂 And thank you for your kind & thoughtful comment! Have a lovely weekend & all the best in the week ahead 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. Carrie Birde says:

    “…sky fletched with feathery cirrus…”, “…white dwarfs and black shadows…”, “…unique degrees of shade…” So much here to delight my mind’s eye 🙂

  4. A // W // F says:

    Giving thanks, indeed … And oh! That sky, fletched with feathery cirrus… I know just the type, and your words call it to life in just the right way. 🙂

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