Like An Alien Poem by Matt Mooney

Like An Alien

Rating: 5.0

That Sunday afternoon,
Out on the verdant lawn
On the verge of the wood
An alien stood:
Well it could have been!

I came back to earth
And looked again.
It was a Sika stag-
Head on;
Straight-up antlers-
Antenna like.
No more doubt;
Strangers staring: daring.
Still no move.

Head down, grazing:
This noble animal icon
An honour to behold-
Past glories of centuries
Only a look away.

Out of bounds here,
Far from the herd
And mountain forests:
Making me a part of time,
Sharing his wild life
Until the sounds of children
Made him swing about,
His tail a flash of white.

Back to the wood he fled
As if he never was-
My strong brown Sika deer.
Now I often look and think
That he might reappear.

Ciarán Kelly 10 October 2009

A very good poem! Like the alien take on the moment of magic, shows how simple things in nature can be so breathtaking!

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Eyan Desir 19 October 2009

Lets hope aliens don't come to earth it will not be nice good write

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Nimal Dunuhinga 25 September 2010

Wonderful Matt! An alien stood in wood The gifts nature gives would take them back?

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Anita Trivedi 06 July 2010

That he might reapper....... wow so beautiful........... Wonderfully written

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Sonya Florentino 17 November 2009

isn't it amazing that something so natural can be so other-wordly and magical....!

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Louis Rams 19 October 2009

this write is very wll put, it carries you on the journey to see what you see. a double ten

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Alf Hutchison 19 October 2009

Hello Matt..a super write..the joy that animals bring especially those magnificent deer! ! ! 10 regards Alf

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Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney

South Galway, Ireland.
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