Friday, May 02, 2008

ferocious


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This weeks prompt on Writers Island is Ferocious
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Crouched it the long grass
The Black Panther
Rules the night

The silver blue moonlight
Glistens on her coat
Of deepest black

The slightest movement
And her ears twitch
In anticipation

Green eyes widen
As she fixes her gaze
On her prey

Her lips curl to reveal
Menacing white fangs
Ferocious fangs

Then like a bullet
From a gun
She pounces

Another night
Another kill
Another victim
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20 comments:

  1. Keith this is a great post. What we see as ferociousness here is her natural instinctive way to feed herself. I love the picture.

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  2. 'Nature red in tooth and claw', as was said. But also a remarkable balance.
    You feel the former here. Excellent.

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  3. i love how descriptive this one is. Grrrrrowlll Keith!

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  4. Love the haunting tones in your pic and your powerful words accompanying it.

    Gemma

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  5. Hi Keith!

    Your poem went so well with that picture. Wow!


    Love the new look and colors. :)

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  6. Ferocious by nature can be beautiful - ferocious by choice not always so.

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  7. Oh so just can't do without your "twist in the tale" endings !!!
    The surprise in this one was the absence of it !!

    Great poem there .. could really feel the build up of the moment of kill and the 'springlike' action .

    And the picture goes so very well with the poem .. loved the 'new' look too !

    I am suffering from the 'net is'down syndrome..I doubt if I can post anything this week .

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  8. bwahhhhhhh... very scary keith... i think they are exceptionally beautiful tho don't you????

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  9. Reading this I couldn't help but fear for the deer this is your new cursor.

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  10. Scared or not, you did great. I like the picture too!

    dog and (wo)man

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  11. Love the picture
    Love the picture words
    Love the focus by both writer and panther!
    Great work!!

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  12. Fantastic! love the picture too

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  13. very well pictured..
    I was reading this and every line reminded me of deforestation and its next victim

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  14. "Her glinting eyes a cold and steely grey

    Watched him as if he were helpless prey...."


    says 'A Tigress' from Netadownitis ... :P

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  15. Wel done Keith I can see the panter approuching and jumping.
    Beautiful animals though

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  16. is that a panther we were speaking about? sounds like so many i know....

    I loved that pic...poweful, menacing, ferocious indeed!!!

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  17. "Another night
    Another kill
    Another victim"

    Just another day at the office. *g* love it.

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  18. yes, i guess its her natural ability to kill and look for a victim. she isnt a beast i guess after all

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  19. Such magnificent creatures. Such magnificent killers. This was unnerving. Brilliant!

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  20. ...painful... but we all gotta eat... i cannot imagine running into her on a moonlit night...

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