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The Forest Glade

I saw her stand

exposed and timid

nervous, shivering

in the leafy sun

a dappled beauty

suddenly shy


I saw him stand

proud and sure

brash, potent

in the cool shade

a young pretender

suddenly hesitant


I heard them come

angry and loud

fast, rushing

through the heat

the older lads

suddenly here


I saw his doubt

alone and fearful

ready, poised

by the wood edge

a young stag

suddenly doubting




◄ A Silly Haiku

My Sunset Haiku as a Sunset Englyn ►


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Chris Armstrong

Sat 19th May 2018 09:54

Pleased that it worked on the two levels - deer and us!

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Sat 19th May 2018 08:41

I can't help but think of a young me standing in a corner of the disco summoning up the courage to go ask the dappled beauty under the mirrorball for a dance whilst all around her the older boys are sweating testosterone and vying for attention like the dancefloor is a rutting field. Great poem Chris. All the best, Col.

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