Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Deer Heart






















I am a creature of the land
heart of gentleness free spirit
many seek my mystical powers
listening to cries of each conch shell
carrying their weight upon my back
why, do you feel the need to collar me
look into my dark eyes, feel my pain
hunters come to track me down
camouflage I  hide in tall green pines
sprinting  between dark  shadows
seeing behind the mask of deception
my antlers are strong reaching skyward
would you wound me with your arrows
healing & regeneration my gift rebirth
balance lays in love and compassion
heart of gentleness free spirit
I am a creature of the land 
deer heart..



posted for dVerse..Anthony has us writing poetry on the pictures of Phyllis Galembo



44 comments:

  1. balance does lay in love & compassion
    for sure...i wonder if the animals could talk what
    they would say...maybe they would teach us
    to find that free spirit...

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    1. Hi Brian,

      I think they would teach us about compassion
      and respecting nature a bit more.

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  2. Hmm what the heck is that? starred at it for a while at my mat. Hmmmm once more. But yeah animals have that balance down, unless you are something like a lion with a crown, then they'd make us dead meat, literally, and have a treat.

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    1. It is a deer in turmoil..makes my heart sad..

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    2. Good thing I'm a veggie. I don't deer or cats.

      Beautifully written, Truedessa. How are you today?

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  3. This is so beautiful . I love how the opening and closing lines bracket the poem and bring it full circle........love the lines about balance lying in love and compassion. Beautiful writing.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Hope you are well..

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  4. Truedessa, you really got into the heart and spirit of the deer here. Really a beautiful and touching poem.

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    1. Thanks Mary,

      I always appreciate your support.

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  5. beautiful write... Breaks my heart to deer get hunted... also liked

    "balance lays in love and compassion
    heart of gentleness free spirit" great

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    1. Thanks for the interesting prompt..the deer just spoke
      to me so I had to write about it..

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  6. the deer has a lightness and beauty - and a freedom indeed

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    1. they are a gentle spirit for sure..

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  7. how beautifully touching

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  8. deer heart.. love the wordplay in this...the free spirit... i would more of us had that as well

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    1. Hi Claudia,

      Thanks for visiting..we need to have free spirits it makes the journey easier I think..

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  9. This is a beautiful poem, Truedessa, one of my favorite of yours. I think you have used the photo in a most effective manner.

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  10. I love the word play :)

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  11. This picture made me think of the Celtic God.
    Your fine poem reveals a mystical, magical creature.

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    1. Thanks Tigerbrite I was aiming for a mystical feel..

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  12. Trudessa, a fine working of the prompt into a mythic dream like quality. >KB

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    1. KB, thanks for visiting so nice of you to leave a comment..smiling here..

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  13. Quite beautifully written. Yes, if we could just hear what the animals have to say, this world would be a different place.

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    1. I agree we need to listen to our nature friends and respect their space in the world as well.

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  14. Such a lovely message ~ I am all for freedom and saving these creatures ~ Perfect title too ~

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    1. Grace, Thank you..hope you have a nice day...

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  15. Deer heart - that's a great phrase as well as thought you weave here in your piece. Loved it.

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  16. I love this--where I live most of the year development is encroaching on their land. We get visits from deer and this year a bear!

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    1. Victoria, in some places they are running out of room to roam and they need to find food somewhere.

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  17. I really enjoyed reading your blog today...

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    1. Thank you Chrystal, glad you enjoyed reading..

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  18. Lovely. I see deer near my work all the time. :)

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  19. i thought this was exceptional. reminds me of my stance on hunting wild creatures: leave them be! :) great work!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Stacy..

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  20. Just stopping by to wish you a wondrous Easter.

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    1. Thank you Blue, I wish the same for you..

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    2. It was pretty wondrous. No relatives arguing, no irritations and the food was good too. A bit like X-mas, only peaceful.

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  21. Humans have polluted most of the planet and build their homes further into the mountains, sending the deer into the cities. It is very sad. Then, as a city dweller, I am forced to either live in a world stripped of trees and flowers or spend thousands on a very tall fence. It is not as nature intended.
    Thanks for visiting.

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