yard life

at dawn the Galahs and Lorikeets fly over
Mr and Mrs Magpie strut amongst the clover
proud hunters ingesting anything that moved
until Mr and Mrs Raven ensure they are removed

the black Cockatoos peck out the top of the banksia
but funniest is Wagtail who bosses the Sparrows
about, chases the entire family off
so intent he forgets to eat his treats

while the bunnies patiently wait
until all birds have retired to their nests
before venturing out to calmly graze
ready to hop away if they feel my gaze

all synchronised to the oceanic orchestra
of waves relentlessly pounding the sand
of tides washing endlessly in and out
the sun shines while the wind howls about

life continues in my front yard
without need to be on guard
constant entertainment
while I’m in containment


  1. Ah! I love this picture of the ebb and flow of life! We have all been relegated to the position of observers. The bright side is that it feeds the poetic muse and works the imagination…

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  2. Beautiful observation of your own backyard. Today I have witnessed a hawk hunt for a pigeon. Everyone must eat to survive.
    I send greetings

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  3. AW! πŸ™‚ Yes! Wonderful poem and I enjoy your view that you’ve described!
    I love the love we are getting from nature! Human-Beans have been forced to slow down…to “sit and stay” (HA! Coop is an expert at that!) and now they are noticing things they’ve rushed by for years. πŸ™‚
    We have some bunnies that visit our front yard. They like one of the plants and “trim” the bottom of the plant for us and then swallow what they trim…it must taste good. πŸ™‚
    Been seeing lots of birds! Even a few teeny-tiny baby lizards are venturing out and about. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) and ❀ πŸ™‚

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  4. I am delighted to be reminded that nature will continue to thrive as humanity stuggles to survive…maybe its true that we need to save the world for our sake because with or without us nature will evolve on its own
    Just imagine how these little cute animals are able to go on with their lives while we are all lockdown and afraid to even take a stroll down.our.own backyard.

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  5. Love it, Kate! I was feeling a little down this evening, and then I looked up at the sky and it was just gorgeous. Reminded me that there is still so much beauty in the world and that this pandemic hasn’t stopped everything either. Nature is still marching right along, thank goodness!

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  6. May be life that continues to carry on with gusto is hinting at us to sit back and observe as it plays the never ending reel of beautiful images.

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  7. Invigorating, Kate! Current circumstance provides a sterling opportunity to take in nature’s splendor. Eventually, we’ll be up to our usual commotion, but just as surely, we’ll recall this beautiful respite. A magnificent gift amidst the angst.

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