The Doe.



                                             The Doe.
                     She stood rock still, staring straight back,
                     across an open field, of verdant green grass.
                     Russet brown,  with  her Doe- eyed fear,
                     her instinct to flee, would soon pass.
                     She did not flinch, poised ready,
                     silent, in the minutes, of a hot summers day.
                     Then suddenly she took off, like a gazelle,
                     full speed, streaking across, far away.

About this poem

This is about a deer, I spotted early on in the year, in a field down the lane.She stood rock still then...

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Submitted by ljsanders on September 27, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDCEFGF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 557
Words 68
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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