A CIRCLE poem
Contentment begins with
a pair of ruffed grouse
descending on snowy landscape, and
routine nibbling of branch tips.
Magpies join the thrust
of excitement, wings accentuating
sky’s domain, like darts poking
through a curtain of mist.
Donkey’s bray, dogs alerted raise
heads to a clatter of deer
hooves on the gravel roadway.
Sheep will soon provide their usual
backdrop of morning singsongs,
baaing an old refrain, all joining in
a cacophony of music on one Alberta
farm this crisp October morning.
© Richard L. Provencher 2007
first published March 2008
Creekwalker - Carlsbad, CA