Woodland Life…the cycles of day and night

Woodland Life, the cycles of day and night
Woodland Life…the cycles of day and night

Rarely do I use a four line stanza and A,A,B,B rhyming scheme, but sometimes it suits my purpose, and as long as the rhymes are smooth and allow movement, I’ll use them. Additionally I like to use words not found in any dictionary as it evokes a feeling and adds texture to the work. I hope you enjoy this one.

Woodland, a crucible of life…

Titchy crickets bark at night,
while sleeping dogs by fires, delight.
Huddled birds like fluffed round balls,
despise the frost on timbers tall.

Etched white moon suspended high,
smiling wistful heaven’s eye.
Scurried fur and claw repeal,
no death or food tonight appeal.

Instead like men by fire’s light,
in burrows warm they spurn the night.
To forage when that golden orb,
release the shadows day is born.

Cabin crack and timber moan,
to greet the frosted vista shown.
Through misty panes to sun’s delight,
humans yawn farewell to night.

Woods alive with woken beasts,
to join the throng of living see.
Cloudless cover rich in hue,
until the jewels of dark ensue.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

8 thoughts on “Woodland Life…the cycles of day and night

  • July 30, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Fascinating! I love it, Tony. This is unusual for you and well done. The rhyme and flow is smooth and very pleasing. May woodland cycles of day and night continue in peace always. Beautiful.

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    • July 30, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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      Glad you appreciated it Phyllis, a little different but I’m happy with it. Take care.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    Beautifully rhymed, perfection with a pen. I loved this Tony, a change for you, but a welcome one too. You can rhyme with the best of them;-) I felt everything come alive in those Woodlands cycles of day and night. Well done, Cheers.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed it Vincent, I do love getting back to nature and all the nuances of life cycles. Cheers my friend.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 12:57 AM
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    Excellent rhyming verse. Not your usual cup of tea, but still amazing. Great flow and rhyme and a lovely walk through the silent hours of the moon. Well done my friend.

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