So did you carry around a poem in your pocket all day yesterday and share it with others? Wonderful! I didn’t, but I did present my own poem for review at my writers group.
For this blog’s “Wild Verses: Bits of Nature Poetry” series last summer, showcasing excerpts of my original work, I shared two bits of the poem “If I Had Known” in the first and the seventh post out of ten.
For Earth Day, enjoy five more lines from “If I Had Known” that focus on the predator-prey relationships of wildlife:
that kills can be as bold as water-cat jaguar spiking alligator-cousin caiman, skull to brain, with fangs longer than the face seems to fit,
that fauna form peculiar teams, mixing . . . in mutual defense and pack-style attack
copyright C. L. Tangenberg
Here, kitty, kitty . . .