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    A Natural Selection # 17

    WINTER HAIKU # 1

    A hushed silence
    Had descended on the landscape
    With the gentle snowfall

    THE FRENCH MARIGOLD – CHICKEN FEED

    The French Marigold is more than
    Just a pretty flower of the daisy family
    The Tagetes Patula florets
    Are grown and harvested annually
    And added to poultry feed which
    Helps to give the yolks a golden colour

    THE SNOW FELL ON THE VALLEY

    The snow fell on the valley
    Lightly covering every acre
    A generous white dusting, as if
    Sugared by a cake decorator

    A FEARFUL HARE GOES TO GROUND

    A fearful hare goes to ground
    And startled Pheasants take flight
    Where guns wait expectantly
    For their quarry to come into sight
    They appear above the guns
    Then the ragged volleys sound
    Announcing the birds death knell
    And they fall gracelessly to the ground
    Where eager to please gundogs,
    Who think it’s a game to play
    Retrieve the birds and drop them
    Where the still smoking cartridges lay

    THE WINTER SNOW

    The winter snow
    Is pleasing to the eye
    But this thing of beauty
    Will cruelly linger
    For harshly caressed
    Is the naked earth
    When touched
    By winters icy finger

    THE SWEET SCENT OF FRESH MOWN HAY

    The sweet scent of fresh mown hay
    Carried on the evening summer breeze
    Makes her look at me and smile
    As she knows it will make me sneeze

    FROSTY KALEIDOSCOPE

    Frosty kaleidoscope images
    Appear on the frozen panes
    Touched by winters icy fingers
    In the bitter seasons domain

    ON STRONG WINGS

    On strong wings
    In perfect flight
    The eagle appears
    Slowly circling
    Until its prey
    Comes into view
    And it swoops
    To take its victim
    Majestically on the wing
    And carries the spoils
    To the hungry mouths
    Waiting in the eyrie

    SNOWFLAKES GENTLY FLOAT

    Snowflakes gently float,
    Pure white down of angel’s wings,
    Down from heavens height

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    Enjoyed this selection very much.

    re: THE FRENCH MARIGOLD – CHICKEN FEED - "Helps to give the yolks a golden colour"... I would suggest the alliterative "golden glow"

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    Beautiful.
    My favorite is that exquisite little haiku at the bottom. Perfection! A huge thumbs-up to you, Biggus.
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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