Bri Edwards


Four Very Short Nature Poems....[Pigeons; Bats; Mosquitoes; Slugs; Some humor]


Rock Dove

Some call it pigeon, some say rock dove.
Some, for it, feel hate; some more like love.
Once found nesting on high rock face.........,
now they are the city's "disgrace".
// /// / // // // / / /// //

Beware what falls on you, Reader, from above!

Amazing Bat Features

A bat is a wonderful creature.
Clawed wings area a distinctive feature.
Its bite is worse that its "bark".
It can fly in the dark;
‘bout radar it might make a good teacher.

As I Squish You, Mosquito

What are you thinking, as I squish you?
Did you suck some blood from my tissue?
You HARDLY had a drink;
Your belly was not pink.
Have you a family that will miss you? ?

Indoor-outdoor Slugs

Out my kitchen window live some slugs
with an affinity for my rugs.
From back door they do crawl,
leaving trails in the hall.
They move in slow motion, unlike bugs.

(2006; revised 2012)

Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

i am a nature-lover, though i always choose women to marry me. i was retired, 'single', and living in a small partly-subterranian apartment when i wrote these four poems. by the way, i guess the latest name for 'pigeons' is rock pigeons. my wife and i saw an amazing dusk-time flight of bats in thailand in 2010. we could hear the sound of their hundreds of thousands of wings moving the air overhead as they left a hillside cave on their way to find mosquitoes? in a national park nearby.

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  • Bronze Star - 6,845 Points Valsa George (11/22/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful observations Bri! Why all these creatures plague you together(or you plague them?) The mosquitoes come and suck you blood, the rock pigeons wait to cast their droppings on you and the slugs come creeping to your rugs! Slugs are the most repulsive of all! They come and eat away all my orchid flowers and the trails they leave behind... so yukky! ! Great limericks! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Sandy Player (1/10/2013 6:31:00 PM)

    nature poems always remind me of ted hughes.
    4 fundamental elements of nature nowadays.
    nice. (Report) Reply

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