In the shade of a thought

The ancient eavesdropper

The swish of purple leaves —
the tap of swinging plums —
the friction of time ticking by
on the pendulum tree. 

Shadows lengthen
past the noonday sun —
trees splay their canopies
on the ground —
growing back
to their roots. 

on the algae-
laden shells
of basking turtles 
which sit 
contently atop
a warped log
in a tepid pond.

The small talk
of bustling birds 
under a big sky.

In the tall grass
flicking its tongue
at convention —
a garter snake
slithers off
the beaten path. 

Paper birch
its flaking bark
the pages
of a worn book
turned by a zephyr. 

With the grace of a butterfly —
leaves flutter in place —
as a tree inches closer to the sun.

Braving the storm —
amid the heated exchange
of lightning, wind & rain —
a crow flies by
with ice in its veins. 


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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 In the shade of a thought

  1. Morgan says:

    Oh I Love this…all the visual images the verse entices into my mind 🙂 So So Lovely!

  2. puzzleblume says:

    imagination – magic in words.

  3. larastillo says:

    Great, Tyler! We all need more beauty in our lives, and well-delivered words can bring such wonderful images to mind. Thank you for your poem! Looking forward to more. This one took me on a lovely visual journey “)

  4. I enjoyed this poem, Tyler.

  5. Sherry Felix says:

    You conjured a view of nature (I read the full poem)

  6. SoyBend says:

    You painted some beautiful pictures with your words.

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