Tag Archives: nature

PUFFBALLS ON THE GAZEBO

PUFFBALLS ON THE GAZEBO

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Several swollen puff-balls

Upon the gazebo roof…

A couple of birds fly to the ground,

Trying to stay aloof.

One poor robin in the drive

Wond’ring where the grass has gone…

Hopping in salty mud,

Does winter last this long?

Singing to keep warm they are,

Waiting for the ground to clear…

It’s confusing–all this snow–

Gets worse every year!

–Jonathan Caswell

NEW AUTUMNAL HAIKU

NEW AUTUMNAL HAIKU

 

September sixteen,

Hooded jacket style preferred…

Flowers cowering.

First frost expected,

Football games in full scrimmage…

Mascots wear warm socks.

Branches dried too soon,

Taste of autumn in summer…

Golden not all good.

Turkeys gather fat,

Acorns litter many fields…

Squirrel-kind’s field day!

Ground mist oozes past,

Darker sooner than later…

Headlights grow auras.

Woodsmoke drifting in,

Smell the reapers bringing in…

Taste is bountiful.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

SUNLIGHT PRISMS

SUNLIGHT PRISMS

(Or…the Colorful Spider Web)

 

Spider webs over camera lens,

In sunlight toward rainbows bend…

Mini prisms’

Cataclysms

Natural light into rainbows rend.

Camera lens with diamond glow.

Double imaged layers show…

Sunlight bends

On the lens,

As a ray is caught and slows.

As the sun sinks slowly down,

Spiders lose their multicolored gown…

Unlit webs disappear

As they are much of the year,

Waiting for prey found.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

OTTERS CYCLING

OTTERS CYCLING

(T0: “Grandma’s in the Cellar”, without the chorus!)

Just outside ships’ mooring,

A sea otter’s exploring

Kelp to make a fine breakfast from the sea…

Whether oyster or crab

It’s whatever he can grab,

For a table he can use his belly!

There comes another otter,

Can this old boy spot her

Aiming for a tickle from the underneath?

He loses his meal

For the lure of sex appeal,

As he settles for an interlude too brief!

These two feast together

On their backs in good weather

While they each open shells for something sweet…

Their brood is all around

Exploring the kelp ground,

As a new otter cycle is complete!

–Jonathan Caswell