Listening

We just muddle through
since some roads have no escape;
to which two eyes learn.

Hidden deep within the underbrush 
two ears and one tail steadily stares
studying its options for quick escape.

Buried deep down within the heart,
too tall a tale privately told for
learning of lessons with laughter.

Concealed deep, an earthly secret
to which we’re drawn listening and
mastering from our puzzling past.

Hidden deep within the underbrush
two ears and one tail steadily stares
studying its options for quick escape.

“ I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.”

Job 42:5

Scribbling my thoughts to “history has its eyes on you” over at https://poetsandstorytellersunited.blogspot.com/2021/03/weekly-scribblings-59-wait-for-it.html

A rabbit will need a thicker coat in the winter than in the summer. Also, a rabbit’s fur may change color for its protection. This is more common in wild than domestic animals, but it applies to all rabbits. It’s a natural reaction to light exposure

http://www.Rabbitscaretips.com

During the winter, rabbits take in more wood-based food sources, such as tree bark, twigs, and conifer needles. Rabbits don’t hibernate, so they dig holes or find warm, closed-in spaces, in hollow logs, rock piles, and brush piles. But they don’t just eat plants.Dec

http://www.rabbitcaretips.com

Food isn’t the only thing a rabbit has to be particularly concerned about during winter, however. The loss of vegetation density means predators can spot their prey much more easily. In order to survive, rabbits must find places where they can both eat and hide from predators.

http://www.griffinpress.com
P. Wolf, poet & author of “I am the Light” series

Published by wolfsrosebud

The writer, homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, hiker, sewer, cook, author of Biblical fiction, and devotional writer; all for His glory and by His help.

13 thoughts on “Listening

  1. This week I was slowly getting two eyes again. On February 11and 25 I had cataracts removed, both eyes, first right then left. It takes about a week to see how good the person will be seeing. I see good again now, before i didn’t drive at night unless Mrs. Jim would navigate me through the streets to where we would be going. Yesterday we watched a little mama rabbit eating the killed grass in our back yard. She acted hungry.
    And yes, I could see the rabbit in the bird nesty stuff looking down at the toy poodle.
    ..

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    1. Congrats on your new vision. It’s great to be able to see clearly and enjoy the gift of nature. Those dogs see things before we do. Don’t they! My pup will be starting intently and I miss it!

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  2. I like the metaphor you built around the sighting of the rabbit, Patti; we all have stories and secrets, hidden deep in fear of being discovered.

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  3. I’m an Aussie so, like Robin, it’s hard for me to see rabbits as cute little creatures. If they and various other animals had not been introduced here, our indigenous animals would have fared a lot better – though it’s fair to say the biggest threat came from the introduction of non-indigenous humans. It’s nice to be reminded that there are countries where rabbits belong, and their habits make good metaphors.

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    1. We have hawks, coyotes and foxes who like fuzzy bunnies. It’s the circle of life. I do live in the country, but rabbits like city space too. We call them urban rabbits.

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  4. Sadly in Australia there is an overabundance of rabbits who were brought over from Britain for hunting many years ago. Needless to say this was a disastrous mistake and soon overbred to cause a plague of them Many have been poisoned but they are hardy creatures and are dfficult to completely eradicate.

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  5. You put a smile on my face. And as it’s winter I can see the rabbit clearly. Although I don’t make the rabbit aware of that not to frighten it.

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    1. It was my grandson who first spotted him in front of the brush. The closer we stepped toward the critter, he hid munching on twigs. I guess we weren’t too scary. Glad you enjoyed it.

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