A Poem by Beccy

It was a mile or more I came to walk

on that small and winding track,

'til the tree line closed out all around

and there was no turning back.

Such silence filled the evening air,

such thoughts ran through my head,

as I listened, watched and waited

to see where I'd been led.

Then came a gentle rustling noise,

two eyes; bright beady black,

watched careful as I slowly knelt,

then careful watched right back.

A moment passed: it seemed an age,

until inquisitive he came,

still guarded, but with wish to see

who'd entered his domain.

His head was sleek, his step was light,

his coat shone white and black.

He watched me, careful as before,

and I careful watched him back.

Another step; so close he came,

so close, I dare not breathe.

Then we talked, and though no words 

were spoke, I begged him never leave.

How long I really can't recall

those liquid eyes held mine.

I was spellbound; lost, wished

he would stay to the very end of time.

But sudden then, the moon came up

and in a blink, he turned and fled.

But left me glad, so glad I'd stayed

and found where I'd been led.

After an evening walk in Everdon Stubbs, a local woodland. 

© 2019 Beccy

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This smooth, excellent-rhyming poem held me firmly till the end. How many different creatures/things I attributed to those eyes, I cannot tell. (Several) Oh, well. The walk in the woods would have been fabulous if only spied upon by a field mouse.

Posted 20 Hours Ago

Masterful creation.
A mere walk becomes an elegant ride.

Posted 1 Day Ago

Yes, beautifully capture and we were captured with you. Thank you Beccy - >

Posted 1 Day Ago

What an enchanting read! I love nighttime walks,
and the animals you may discover. In the mountains in Arizona,
you never knew what you might meet. Elk was very common.


Posted 5 Days Ago

We have badgers in our woodlands near home, but very rarely see them. Sadly you are more likely to see them as road kill. You took me with you on that woodland walk Beccy and I very much enjoyed the experience of seeing nature up close. Beautifully penned work in flowing rhyme. A real pleasure to read you.


Posted 1 Week Ago

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What a lovely read Beccy. Rhyming verse penned perfectly and a seamless tale told too.
Only badgers I ever see are the ones that litter many of the verges around MK.
Hope you are both well...Take good care of your magic quill :))

Posted 1 Week Ago

I've never encountered a badger, not even sure we have them where I live. But, your poem reminded me of an experience I had with two of my younger brothers when we went hiking and got lost many years ago. We wandered up on an armadillo, which was an animal that had recently begun to migrate up to our state from the south. They are curious animals--like giant roly polys with faces and tails. He didn't want anything to do with us, though.

One of my brothers was only about six, and he was so determined to catch up to the animal that he tore off after him and we all ended up lost after trying to get a closer glimpse. An adventure! Much like your encounter here, Beccy. Nature has some wonderful things to teach us if we are attentive to the voice and willing to let it speak to us rather than trying to make it into what we want.

I really enjoyed this.

Posted 1 Week Ago

Delightful poem beccy. You have an uncanny ability to put the reader precisely into the scene; and here, you allowed me to witness that brief moment as if I were by your side.

Trust you learned something from the encounter.


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 Day Ago

I would like to think I would learn from every encounter. :))
I have a lot of coyotes, red foxes, and Bobcats where I live, but they take off if you get within a hundred feet of them, so your walk in the woods is definitely a special moment. You wont forget that anytime soon, I'm sure.

So as far as the poem goes, I enjoyed the lyrical quality of it. It was well built from start to end and had this otherworldly old time feeling like it could have been written a hundred years ago when everything hadn't quite been scarred up like it is now. Here's looking at you, kid.

Posted 1 Week Ago

oh man Beccy ..delightful .. full of faerie mysticism and titillating danger ... your poem put me right there in it ... enjoyed the natural rhyme and rhythm .. nice one! thanks for sharing the adventure .. and the puzzle left un-finished ;) hm "Brock" ....perhaps a deer ... maybe a wolf or bear .. hmmmmmmmm shape shifter ;) love your closing line ... right where we all should be .. given a well intentioned leader

Posted 1 Week Ago

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Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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