Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nutters










These hunter-gatherers appear
to resupply their winter hoard,
with focus fixed, they show no fear.
These hunter-gatherers appear
their yearly rite becoming clear--
collecting food for caches stored.
These hunter-gatherers appear
in deadly race for winter hoard.

© Ginny Brannan September 2012
Sharing at d'Verse Poets Open Link Night #62, 9/18/12


For the past three weeks or so, these little "Nutters" have come out of the woodwork and are everywhere (mostly in the middle of roads), gathering their winter stores. Wondering if a "sign" for a long, cold winter to come?


13 comments:

  1. Ginny, I like them so much. Nice poem, well crafted.

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  2. Such fun with this one, Poet! A fantastic triolet..a favorite form for me, so a double applause! I've near toasted by breakpads trying to avoid the scurrying little beasts here as well.

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  3. Absolutely wonderful! Nutters, indeed!

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  4. ha i LOVE squirrels...they are my favorite playmates in nature...i could sit and watch them go at it all afternoon given half the chance...they are a trip...smiles.

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  5. This is great, Ginny. These little nutters (who are incredible acrobats, by the way) are my morninng entertainment as I sit at the window with my coffee.

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  6. Triolet really compliments their playful, skitty ways.

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  7. I saw several little guys scurrying around on my walk today. Now, I'm picturing how they must have been preparing :) Very cute.

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  8. This is great :) My husband feeds them bread and peanut butter from a spoon :)

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  9. smiles...squirrels are so cute...always stops my breath when i see one of them..

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  10. Ginny,

    You always make the forms so natural and organic. You have a real intuition for this, making the writing seem easy, effortless--though I know it's not. Excellent piece, in meter, rhyme and seasonal context. I much enjoyed!

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  11. This is well done ~ I have noticed these squirrels too hoarding the food near our windows ~

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  12. I like how you've altered the second refrain at the end, it lend the piece a lot of development for a triolet. Neat piece

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  13. These nutters drive my dogs insane! They sit on the roof and chatter at the dogs below, taunting them from a safe perch. Many times, I've watched my Rhodesian Ridgeback attempt to climb the elm tree to reach the nutters.

    Love the repetition here. It enhances and focuses the write. Well done.

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