WOODLAND WONDER

WOODLAND WONDER

WOODLAND WONDER

Gently caressed by the breath of the breeze,
branches sway atop tall lofty trees.
Restless leaves, to gnarled fingers, cling
wondering what freshness the new day will bring.

Hopping about on long leafy arms,
fluttering feathers displaying delicate charms.
Beautiful songbirds sing out their sweet melodies
in the grand performance of natures sweet harmony.

Bushy tailed squirrels running wild and free,
clinging to the wrinkled flesh of ancient trees.
Hole, nook and cranny in the bountiful bark
filled with nuts for the winter, so cold and stark.

A bashful Barn Owl hoots out in surprise
at undergrowth disturbed beneath watchful eyes.
Hidden horrors as predator and prey
fulfil the will of natures hard ways.

The staccato hammering of beak upon bark
as a woodpecker keeps time in the woodlands heart.
Adding to the rhythm of this wonder-filled scene
in a solo performance on a stage seldom seen.

The woodlands are alive with wing and wonder
as the crowning canopy sighs and ponders
upon days long past in the annals of time,
with a mournful groan and a gentle sigh.
Written by Darren Scanlon, 22nd May 2015.
©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

 

Darren Scanlon
Darren Scanlon was born in 1965 and still lives in Lancashire in the English Northwest.

A typical 'northern lad', his ‘tell it like it is’, sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek humour and writing style have earned him 5 Star Ratings on Amazon.

His poetry, which he has been writing since the age of 16, is published on many websites including Write Here and High On Poems where he has recieved great reviews:

"We at High On Poems are blessed to have found such a treasure as you in our midst. Your poetry is thought provoking and shakes one up. You obviously are a powerful wielder of words!"



His work to date includes:

Hey Up, Matron! His debut novel which is a laugh-out-loud, roller-coaster ride through a day in the life of a NHS hospital ward from the point of view of the long-suffering patients and based on his own real-life experiences.

Broken Angel and Broken Wings. The first two books into his gritty crime/gangster thriller Danny Roberts Series.

Positively Poetic Vol’s 1, 2, 3 & 4. Four volumes into his on-going poetry collections.

A Mouse’s Tale. An illustrated children’s novel, (based on one of his own poems of the same name).

Alphabet Zoo. An illustrated children’s educational ABC book.

He is currently working on his latest novel, book 3 of Danny Roberts thriller series.

Future projects include, Way Back When, which is a comical look at childhood and how things have change, (not necessarily for the better), between the ‘now’ and back in the 1970’s when he was a lad.

Also an illustrated children’s poetry collection and another illustrated ABC book.
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