Friday, May 29, 2009

In the covert




Here in the thicket he feels safe
Yet afraid to breathe, scared to stir less he be heard
The fox crouches in the gently swaying grass
Watching, eyes unblinking, ears searching for sounds
Listening for the thunderous beating of horses hooves
Watching for the scarlet of the huntsmen’s coats
Awaiting the wail of bugles, the panting of hounds
Should he stay, should he dash, should he run for ground?
But for now the covert protects him, hides him
Here in the thicket he feels safe


18 comments:

  1. poor little guy.. I simply detest these hunts Keith!! I hate bull fights too! You wrote this so well and on the side of the hunted. good for u! xox

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  2. Aw. I'm on the side of the fox too.
    It's a good poem though, and expresses the picture well.

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  3. Love the story Keith but, I have to say I'm hoping the fox will outwit. Hope all is well. Have a nice night/ weekend.

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  4. Excellent tak on a difficult prompt
    Great poem You rock

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  5. very clever use of the prompt.. never would have thought of the fox hunt when i saw that word.....

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  6. like always you rocked it Keith :)
    and i am on the fox side :D

    loved it

    Happy SS

    http://2short2sweet.blogspot.com/2009/05/covertly-photographed.html

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  7. like the use of covert as a noun..
    Really cool poem

    here's mines
    http://srwood.blogspot.com/2009/05/covert.html

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  8. pictures added a lot, tho the poem was very effective on its own! Put me down in the "rooting for fox" column too! Nice work! -Meg

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  9. Yup, let's hear it for the fox! Surely a different take on the prompt - great, as usual...

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  10. Keith - how could I have not kept up with your blog - shame on me.
    Love your prefecto combination of verse and photos.
    And I will beback for carry on Tuesday.
    Cheers from New York

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  11. Keith, I distinctly remembering reading a comment from you that you do not understand poetry. You may not understand it, but you sure the hell can write it. I understand that that they do not not kill the foxes any more. Is that true?

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  12. it's always interesting when im' on my uk time, to see the signs still promoting fox hunting... thanks for giving the point of view of the fox.

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  13. Your images and words really blend well, nicely done.

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  14. This is nature. Liked the photo and the way you wrote it!

    SS: I dream in brown

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  15. Hide little one hide......

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  16. Nice imagery. I'm always on the side of the fox. How they can call it a sport with a bunch of grown people with guns and dogs and horses against one poor little fox is beyond me.

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  17. Hi,

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