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Thursday, July 9, 2015


A rabbit jumped
through my yard.
He beat his feet 
like a drum.
He stopped
to look me 
in the eye.
As if to say, 
please come.

I could not go
down his rabbit hole
for I surely am
not Alice.
I watched him jump
through my fence posts
off to his rabbit palace. 

   Two days ago I asked my husband if he had seen any rabbits recently.  I had missed seeing them on our morning walks.  He agreed, he hadn't seen any either.  Then this morning I saw to on our walk and when I got home, there was another in the back yard.  I guess the hawk hasn't found all the rabbits.
     For your poetry challenge for today, can you write a haiku about a rabbit?

A children's poem needs a little bit of silly.


  1. I love the 'story' of this, Joy. Connecting up with "Alice" is so clever. I am still seeing lots of rabbits, imagine the trees give them good cover. I miss the foxes, which moved out (we are told) because the coyotes have moved in. We're also told that coyotes aren't fast enough to catch rabbits. I guess good for the rabbits!

    1. Thanks, Linda. What birds have you seen recently?

  2. Joy, maybe animals are shifting this time of year. I haven't heard a coyote howl recently and I have seen a fox with two babies. A rabbit raced across our back yard yesterday. A hawk hangs out there pretty often. Let's call this post a wildlife sighting update.

    1. I enjoy finding out about your wild life. (The space was intentional.)