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Animals

Elephant

Each line of the elephant’s hide

like its mum and dad before it, has been well earned

each wrinkle in the trunk

positioned from moving fallen trees and

hosing down his brothers and sisters

at the jungle watering hole

now – when you catch his eye – he’ll observe you closely

that’s collected wisdom collected in every wrinkle and ripple

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Poetry

Ivory

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Elephant, Chester Zoo : Image captured and painted by the author

An acrostic in response to fandangos one word challenge by Inky.

It’s found in various jungles,

very few animals don’t have it

often found in the mouth you see

really the hunters shouldn’t go after it – they would

yell the trees down if the animals went after theirs

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Poetry

Patience

Patience

Salford, 18th March 2018

 

Perhaps , if you

Applied a little more time

To the problem you’re looking at

It wouldn’t appear like the

Enormous elephant you

Now

Choose to

Elucidate on

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Acrostic Creatures Places Poetry

Desert

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Desert

Destination – Sand – for tough animals.

Even the hardiest elephant or

Ship of the desert

Expects a bit of

Relief from

Torrential heat – bring on the rain!

 

 

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Animals Photography

Trio

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In response to the photo challenge – a Trio of Marble Elephants!

Three Elephants went out one day…upon a spiders web to play….

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Animals Poetry

Saharan Squabble

Two great ships of the desert
argued on the sand
about which one of them
was the most grand

“I’m bigger than you” –
said the ellie to the camel
said the camel “I’m faster –
now cut out your flannel!”

“I carry people” –
said the camel with pride
“so do I ” – said the elephant
“I take them for rides”

Then from behind bushes
something appeared
The king of the jungle
(and both found that weird)

“Will you two stop squabbling! –
It’s my nap time you see
If you don’t – i’ll get hungry…
and you’ll end up as my tea!!!”