in the still of an early August morning
the cracking of branches sounded their presence
with the squint of an eye they appeared
moving slowly through the tall grass and downed trees 
large, dark creatures foraging on the land
their leader appeared in all his glory
antlers rising high above the long meadow grass
a proud king with his crown
his harem following dutifully behind
the infamous elk herd of the highlands
another day in paradise on the homestead 
The Elk King
Video by Sue Viseth
The Cow Elk
video by Sue Viseth

15 thoughts on “Poetry ~ The Herd

  1. I loved the poem, Sue. And the videos are great. Apparently, even the elk are aware of the wisdom of social distancing. Majestic creatures with such a graceful stride. I recall seeing them in several places in PNW. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Ally😊 We made the move to the property last year and don’t miss suburban life! Living in a rural area is not for everyone, but I love the peaceful vibe, especially during this socially distant season. Be well😷🦌

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