forest food chain refrain

brambles and briars protect little rabbits
if hop-wander away from the nest;
foxes teach kits discreet hunting habits
between sunset and sunrise seem best.

if hop-wander away from the nest,
little birdies be risking their necks
in carnivore dexterity tests.

foxes teach kits discreet hunting habits
train them to catch tender young rabbits
keeping hare population in check.

between sunset and sunrise seem best
for birdies to sleep in their nests
and tender young bunnies to rest.

artwork by Lydia

Trimeric form poetry invented by Charles A. Stone: four stanzas, first has 4 lines, next three stanzas begin with corresponding line of first stanza. I added meter and rhyme for fun.

may basket

Tanka prompt challenge with Kiwinana        Week 35: Spring & Flowers

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“Alice in Wonderland” by British artist, Frederick Morgan (c.1904)

greens from spring garden

she carries in may basket

to feed young rabbits

warren on edge of forest

fresh meadow of blue flowers

memories multiply

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Lily

 

miss my furry friend;

so many peaceful rabbits

…reminders of her

 

we watch them nibble clover

growing fat,  no need to run