poem: nature’s tableau vivant

poem: nature’s tableau vivant

just at the edge of the clearing
where the woods begin,
sun dappled leaves stir
and the shadows flutter

the rabbits suddenly disappear
the wren suddenly silent
the stillness only punctuated
by the crows clamor

crows flying through shadow and light
cawing little dive bombers,
the stealthy fox perchance near
deep in the darkest shadows

this frozen moment of nature’s wilding,
a theatrical tableau, the artist vision,
the poets verse seeks to capture
nature’s tableau vivant vitale

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
May 20, 2021

art image by Claudio D’ Angelo

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