A Pleasance

A Pleasance

By Hazel Ross 

In the Park at twilight

Rugged grey-barked trees

Surround a pond

Where creatures dwell


An owl sits silent in a tree


To hear its prey moving

Under dried leaves


A deer steps on a dried branch

       The owl hoots

Nature’s creatures are stilled

          With fear


Above the pond dragonflies

Perform mating rituals


Transparent blue wings


It is the pond that

Takes us beyond earth

Reflecting a galaxy of stars

A semblance of peace and


Photo by trudy chiswell: The Forest at Twilight

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