The Backyard Circus


Did you ever stop to think

what it is like

to hang mid-air from a leaf’s edge

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or to glide along a leaf

blowing in the breeze–

or crawl upside down

upon veined slopes of green?


or to give’s one’s all

to a loved one

stories high from the ground

hanging onto her for love

and dear life?


Such feats go on all day long,

ignored by you–

our talents unacknowledged–

because we are lowly creatures in your eyes

and yet we can do

acrobatic feats

you cannot even approximate.


Did you ever stop to think?

8 responses

  1. That is a wonderful introduction to nature 101. It is true that so much goes on without our ever seeing it and being able to appreciate it. When I move, I intend to get back to the wonderful world of nature as I learned and loved it growing up. I found such beautiful concepts and interesting lessons I couldn’t learn in a book or by man


    July 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    • I hope you get a chance to get back to nature and find joy in your life real soon!


      July 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM

      • I am almost there. But I feel much grief yet over all the losses. That will take time, but time heals is we want it to.
        With love


        July 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      • I send you hugs and prayers for your losses and send you hope for a beautiful future. Love, Elken

        Sent from my iPod


        July 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

  2. Genie

    Well put. Terrific photos too.


    July 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM

  3. That’s a circus, we were meant to be acrobats and jugglers just like them, jokers we became. Beautiful poem and awesome pictures Ellen. Bravo!!


    September 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM

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