May 29, 2017

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Full Moon May 10 – 11 Sorpio

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Full Scorpio Moon viewed through smoke from West Mims Fire  May 10, 2017

Full Moon In Scorpio - ⓒBearspawprint2017

Full Moon In Scorpio – ⓒBearspawprint2017

Fear

I walk
Darkness
Escapes
Clenched fists
Skeeting out
Black arches
Black coydog
Stalks
Our shadows
Six shadows
Overlapping
Six more shadows
Between
Streetlights
Sunless
Confusion
Black coydog
Finds only me
Wagging his tail
He cowers
And trembles
All the
While snarling
And growling
Clacking his teeth
One shoulder
Dropped submissive
His haunches
Clenched
Black coydog
Follows
Crouching
Drool spills
Over drawn
Curled lips
His quiet
Padding mocks
My noisy shoes
We walk
Equidistant
Among too
Many shadows
Keeping pace
Is the kicking
Chorus line
Of fear
Whistling softly
Winter follows
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Bear…10.19.2015
©bearspawprint2015
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Little Green Bird

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A small Green Bird
Lives on this mountain,
Flitting about,
From pine tree to bush.
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With one bright eye,
Then the other,
Little Green Bird
Carefully studied me.
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It is you, little Green Bird,
With your lovely plumes,
And friendly glance,
Who are the rare encounter.
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Why did you linger,
Coming closer when I laughed?
Such a funny little bird,
You tiny warbling green beauty.
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Bear … o9.02.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

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The little fellow I saw was a definite green, a pine green,  greener than the guide illustrations.   Not only did he have a personality, he had a sense of humor.

Pine Warbler   Audubon Guide to North American Birds

Songs and Calls

Musical and somewhat melancholy, a soft, sweet version of the trill of the Chipping Sparrow.

Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.