Loke Kok yee

Along The Jungle Fringe - Poem by Loke Kok yee

I waited alone by the jungle fringe
It was just before the break of dawn
The shadows of the night were slowly tinged
To announce the coming of the morn

In the distant dark sound of rattling spines
A porcupine going home was running late
His foraging done having fed and dined
Scampered with haste to his waiting mate

The incessant chorus of the dark had ceased
Night creatures to safe domains withdraw
Briefly there was a moment of peace
Then wild calls say a new day to explore

The gibbons had first taken up the lead
With their loud booming cries and more
Telling their rivals to take good heed
If you trespass much woe will befall

Soon all life of every hue and size
Joined in to loudly stake their rights
But hunger gnawed as the sun duly rise
And feeding replaced displays of might

In the distant far a sow I spied
Leading her young to safe cover nearby
Trailing behind was the boar that had tried
To gain her attention which she denied

The owl of course had disappeared
Long before the sun lit up the sky.
But I did not see her nor did I hear
In stealth and silence she had flown by

The civet cat had also retired back
To her tree hole shadowed by an offshoot
A pungent trail used to mark her track
Was all to betray her nocturnal route

There I sat as the day replaced night
While leeches and mites fed their fill
And I will be back when nature invites
For the wonders espied and joy fulfilled

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about Along The Jungle Fringe by Loke Kok yee

  • Simone Inez Harriman (6/7/2016 3:58:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned. It's like a change of guards as the nocturnal retire and others awaken at daybreak in the jungle. Love it Loke :) ....10 (Report) Reply

    (6/7/2016 11:01:00 AM)

    Thank you Simone, good to have you back! !

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  • Bri Edwards (2/19/2016 9:42:00 PM)

    “In the distance far a sow I spied
    leading her young to safe cover nearby.
    Trailing behind was the boar that had tried,
    to gain her attention which she denied.”

    my favorite stanza so far (above) , BUT some boar must have gotten her attention once at least, unless she was sleeping through it.

    was it YOUR blood the leeches and mites were enjoying?

    like the rhyming. to MyPoemList

    I’m a sucker for jungle poems, especially ones done so well. to MyPoemList. oops! i said that already.

    bri :)
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  • (11/29/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    Very lovely and nicely written peoms, you must have put a lot of thoughts recalling the glorious past, thanks for sharing as I could still remembered all the stories told. (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (11/22/2015 9:04:00 AM)

    This is not a limerick. I do not know the name for 4 line (couplets?) I found it quite informative. You have been there. rhymes broke down a couple of times but thank you for the effort. QDuite entertaining which is what we all seek (Report) Reply

  • Spock The Vegan (11/1/2015 9:03:00 PM)

    Very nice nature poem. It gives a good image. I also give you a 10. You seem to like limericks. I have submitted only 1: Hiking Limerick. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/16/2015 9:32:00 AM)

    Oh my such an impressive poem and so delightfully penned, vivid imagery and fantastic observation. Your rhyming sequence is absolutley perfect, I enjoyed the read immensely and can say, Loke kok yee, I love this poem, it's a 10 over and over..... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/18/2015 1:03:00 AM)

    You seem to be a close observer of Nature! Yes, as the night gives way to dawn, it is so interesting to see a forest coming back to life after an interim of silence! The wild life is beautifully described!

    In the distant dark sound of rattling spines,
    a porcupine going home was running late.
    His foraging done having fed and dined,
    scamper with haste to his waiting mate.

    A very catchy shot! Enjoyed the poem altogether!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 6, 2017

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