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Fire and a Cinquain

I was a bit surprised this morning when I saw all the goats and the llama on high alert.  I snuck through the barnyard, into the barn and didn’t see anything amiss.  Then I peeked around the barn into my field.  I didn’t invite her for breakfast, but she was feasting on goose eggs.



sneaking closer

drawn to barnyard noises

a vicious canine killer



Miranda’s revenge!

coyote stands within my site

ready, aim, fire away!


In addition to the above cinquain for NaPoWriMo, I am sharing it and the haiku for d’Verse Poets.  I might have to explain the irony in the haiku though.  Last summer I lost one of my goat kids, Miranda, to a coyote.   This morning, I stood and watched this one and the only thing I could shoot her with was my camera.  Some revenge…

I’m also including my haiku for Haiku A2Z Heights, where we are up to the letter F, which is for Fire.  Notice, fire in the haiku above.  See, it all ties together in this rambling post.  Kind of…

candle and flower

bright flames of passion

burning my heart’s desire

on the soul’s window



19 thoughts on “Fire and a Cinquain

  1. I’m glad you picked up your camera, Teresa. Awesome captures! And I’m glad everyone survived the coyote’s visit. We have a lot of them around here. Our dogs keep them at bay, but one day we did have a coyote pup sitting at the front steps, crying for his mama. Needless to say, that was too close for comfort! She came and they wandered off and haven’t been seen since. I didn’t have my camera – it was out for cleaning. Isn’t that always the way? I always feel like something is missing when I can’t automatically pick up and shoot.

  2. I love the forms you used awesome poems! And the photo is amazing. I had an experience in the mountains with a red wolf, He came right up to me and walked with me for a long while before running off. I never attempted to touch him naturally but he was that close to me, I had to conjure some major zen energy man but it was amazing.

    • My son tells me that if it is scared off, it won’t come back. They really do try to avoid people. I’ll be ready tomorrow morning!

  3. These are wonderful. We have coyote’s both here, in the California desert and in our home in Reno. Down here, they are fearless. We can be in the driving range practicing golf and they will just stroll across as if they owned the place. Many of us, when walking dogs early morning or at dusk, carry a golf club just in case. And yet, it always thrills me to see them.

  4. pow…problem done…it is a problem to us, but it is nature taking its course as well…and they come in conflict at times…wonderful shots you got of it…wow…

  5. oh wow…what awesome shots…glad that you fired away…he looks majestic…never seen one live…this is wonderful.. i think i had been a bit scared though…

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