Sunday, March 26, 2006

Desert Cottontail

Silent, still
Colours melting in the desert floor
Invisible to hawk
Invisible to human

Safe behind the chain link fence
Turns tail – little white cotton ball – and runs


Endment said...

Delightful in every way

lené said...

Delightful, as Endment said. :) The photo and the poem. How little is that little cottontail?

Rexroth's Daughter said...

What a sweet creature, and a lovely poem. I love seeing bunnies. For some reason they always seem incredibly endearing.

Pam in Tucson said...

endment, lene, RD - Thanks - it was a post-midnight post and I was really tired. I was trying to figure out how to explain the out-of-focus diagonals of the chain-link and the words just came.

Cottontails aren't really tiny - 13-17 inches long, 2-3 lbs., the ears are 3-4 inches in length. This one was under a mesquite and really well camouflaged. He was about 30 feet away from me.

T. Beth said...

Very cute! It looks like a young one.

chiefbiscuit said...

The words just fit!