Lasting Thoughts of the Day 

Feature Image – Eurasian Wigeon Duck Water Bird – Free photo on Pixabay
Lasting Thoughts of the Day Directory

Mallard Hen
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


Music – ReflectionsMorning Light Music

Mallard Drake
Good vibes make every day your day.

Elephant in the Sun

I believe…
She is truly, a fairy in disguise
Like a tiny house mouse
Full of wonder and wise
Just look at those ears!
Such wings of surprise
No doubt, they carry her
Aloft, far and wide
To land in the treetops
Where she so often will hide
What would you call her,
This fairy-elephant, elephant-fairy
Fairest Fairiphant or Sweet Ellie-airy
Well, as it happened to pass
I was out looking for one
A wee mighty lass.
Along I went,
Bumping and bouncing
Down the dirt road
Where the safari itself
Is one’s real abode.
My search started early
With the sun in the East
Blinding my eyes,
Raged the heavenly beast,
Til the clouds pulled close
Their blanket of gray
So grateful I was
For their softening the way.
Up went my aviators
To the top of my head
And on with my journey
Yet hours… til bed.
On and on,
Jeep and I wrangled
When all at once my hair
Became unruly and tangled.
My glasses had flown
In the wind and the dust
Why oh why, had I
Dared so to trust
Gone, oh so gone
Forever they must
Left alone, all alone
In the infinite endless
…horizon of rust.
Day approached night
Yet, no Eleairy
Had I found in the light
Disheartened, I left,
The jeep and the road
..and all of the rest
To wander in silence
As the sun now slipped down
In the far away west…
Here was I, beleaguered and lost
Letting quiet and calm,
Replace muddled,
and tossed
Then… just before me
A tiny trunk raised
Through the greenest of grass
In the most emerald of glades.
Velvety gray
From her stem to her stern
How far had she traveled…
My sight to return….

Suzanne ©

Poem response from 4 -2-1 -The Life Within – Saturday 17th September

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