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I write what I feel…

The Hunter





The branch reaches down towards the stream,

Cool, clear and translucent.

All is silent save for gurgling and soft splashing

As the wavelets pass obstacles in their course.

A peaceful, serene and tranquil scene.


A flash of red, a dash of green,

A streak of colour, bright as paint,

A bird alights back on the branch,

Water dripping from his wings.

And in his beak a small fish wriggles.


With a stretch of his neck, the fish has gone,

Swallowed whole, while the bird sits still,

Motionless, as the keen eyes scan the water.

A frozen image of a hunter seeking out his prey

While the fish, unaware, continue to play.


Photo: Wikipedia



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “The Hunter

  1. Welcome.
    This is a very good piece, beautifully descriptive.


  2. Thank you, Cin. I had never tried to write poetry until I read yours, so if you hadn’t then I wouldn’t have either.


  3. Send me an email and I’ll answer your question about the blog roll and give you a few other WP tips.


  4. Ok…I see you HAVE posted…lovely poem.


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