Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge 229 – #DoubleEtheree – Night Creatures by Sally Cronin

This week Gwen Plano has selected the the words ‘Dawn and Twilight’ for Tanka Tuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 229, #SynonymsOnly – and I have selected ‘Cockcrow and Dusk’

Night Creatures

At
cockcrow
the night beasts
slink through the woods
carrying their swag
gleaned from the hen houses
and poorly concealed burrows
of those who cower underground
few hunters will have empty bellies
thwarted in their efforts by vigilance.
As the sun rises the countryside wakes
all creatures glory in the brightness
and in the safety that it brings
life’s precious needs must be met
within this brief daylight
for all of them know
they need to be
away home
before
dusk.

©Sally Cronin 2021

You still have time to participate in this week’s challenge: Tanka Tuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 229, #SynonymsOnly

 

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have enjoyed this week’s poem… Sally.

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