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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Countryside

A quiet road and a warm
morning in June.


On this side of the bridge,
we come upon a lovely scene:
a mini oasis flanked by
tall stands of evergreen trees.

Our senses are acutely attuned
to the immense peace
of this roadside glade with angled creek
and carpet of bright green vegetation.
We catch birdsong on the air,
get dizzy watching the butterflies chase
one another and search out
the buzzing bees as they go
from flower to flower at our feet.

On the way back to town and home
we see three deer grazing,

flicking away the mosquitoes.

Another sight grabs our attention,
and we stop once more to watch
Robin fly down to the weeds
in the ditch and come back with a meal.