Snow & Animals

Snow & Animals

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winter snow conceals
lemmings burrowing
seeking fodder
prey that can be detected
some animals just know how
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artic fauna
there are many—some use snow
dens dug for shelter
where new life is often bourn
penguins too use winter
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yellowstone preserve
famed for its hot springs—geysers
white tailed eagles fish
otters sliding on snow slopes
all finding warmth in hot springs
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horses

Exmoor Dartmoor—snow
affecting fauna flora
plant life buried
carrion where ere you look
feed the birds feed all wildlife
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pet animals
canines—most love a frolic
dancing in the snow
chasing disappearing—
snowflakes—winter magic
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snowman

what about humans
we are animals we are
throwing snowballs—
building effigies with snow
snowmen snow-women why not
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spring says no to snow
begging winter set me free
new life is waiting
animals starting breeding
spring bleating lambs a cuckoo
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The majority of images are © Mick E Talbot 2017/66 others ether by unknown authors or are free domain.
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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 34 – Snow & Animals

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