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Seen and Unseen




Seen and Unseen


Shape shifting

Ever changing

Shadow blending

Never ending

Now you see it

Now you don’t

There one moment

Gone the next

Fluid flowing

Coming, going





Nature’s disguise

To thwart

Our eyes



©DGA 03 December 2011 13:42

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

34 thoughts on “Seen and Unseen

  1. And always remember, “a leopard doesn’t change its spots” a lesson taught, a lesson learned.
    A beautiful animal, and a beautiful poem Denise.


  2. Lovely poem Denise, thank you.


  3. That is indeed a very beautiful picture and a great poem to go with it.

    Just a shame that someone comes along and shoots the poor creature!


  4. It is the rhino who are most threatened. Leopards are very shy and I don’t think are killed often. Thanks, Patrecia.


  5. Oh! what a beautiful pic, Denise, and a beautiful poem to match
    Thank you


    • I fell in love with the picture the minute I saw it, John. There is nothng nicer than to see a healthy animal in its prime! Re the poem, it is more about trying to capture the camouflage and how it blends, not the actual leopard itself which one day I would like to try. Thanks so much.


  6. Beautiful! Love the juxtaposition of pic and poem. 😀


  7. what a beautiful cat….yes natures camoflague to hide in plain sight…lots of muscle under there….


  8. Great poem Denise, and great picture too!


  9. Oooh! i love it! And the photo, too!



  10. Great poem about camouflage – pity it doesn’t stop too many humans from trying to destroy them all – when I reading about penguins recently I read that the black and white is great for tricking predators who find it very hard to see them under the water.


  11. You’ve captured the way they melt away just when you think you’ve spotted one 🙂

    The one in the photo is a beauty, Adee. Leopards are my favourite cat (and one which I’ve come face-to-face with on foot in the Timbavati)


    • Thanks, Bb. They do just melt away soundlessly, don’t they… Is that what your one did? I don’t think many wild animals would deliberately confront one, unless they had no warning and were taken by surprise and who would be most surprised us or they, ha?


  12. Its my favourate animal. I love its beauty and grace.


  13. Poetic inspiration, Divine immanence, natural beauty and mystery, human arrogance and stupidity: it’s all here. Great piece of writing.


  14. You could almost miss that leopard in the right light. A shapeshifter, indeed. Love your use of imagery!


    • Thanks, Selma. I know, in the bush you can look right at one and not see it. Maybe one day they will have heat-seeking glasses for animal spotting, lol! Btw, pun not intended!


  15. ‘Fluid flowing’ indeed. Lovely poem!


  16. Very accurate! As a kid I once met one at close quarters in the bush, in a farm area where nobody knew of his existence. He twitched, and suddenly he came into my startled view. THen he turned and melted – flowed – into the greenery and was gone.


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