Colin Ian Jeffery

(20th May 1942 / Caterham)

BLACK RABBIT


Under the hedgerow
The black rabbit pauses
Eyes bright as diamonds.

Fur black as coal
Surviving the sharp vision
And hunting skills of predators.

The rabbit hops away
As a slender stoat appears
Relentless in following the scent.

Submitted: Friday, November 14, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Topic(s): hunting


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  • Rookie - 206 Points Why Should i Live (1/28/2009 6:32:00 PM)

    hey, very good poem.... when i read this, i could not help but think of my pet rabbit. he is back and his name is Titus. he was rescued from the jaws of a fox, and then sent to the non-kill animal sheltar that i adoted him from... very good piece.... i liked it a lot (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points Scott Austin (11/27/2008 2:59:00 AM)

    The rabbit continues to evade it predator such is life we live. Just staying one step ahead of those that wish to do us harm. Enjoyed the read, thank you for sharing.

    Scott (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points Salu Salu (11/25/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    'It has survived sharp vision
    And hunting skills of predators'.......how nicely picturized.....
    your clear vision, emotion and compassion is well felt...
    there r lots of occasion man's inability frighten himself.....succumb to power..
    ... it's pity! ! !
    thanks for sharing such a mood...rgrds/salu (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points Asif Andalib (11/25/2008 3:16:00 AM)

    I agree with Tara and Kassem but I am almost sure you have not only just portrayed a piece of nature but also cast light on some unpleasant incidents of human society.10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,046 Points Kassem Oude (11/22/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    Dear Sir poet Colin, I think you would say more than it appears by the word of your poem, I guess you speak of something deeper than describing simple animal.
    very nice poem and description. It is hard simple style, not all people could do.
    kassem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,046 Points Carl Harris (11/19/2008 8:50:00 PM)

    One of the greatest gifts a poet can cultivate is brevity, Colin. In this brief but wonderfully descriptive and vivid poem, you have painted a picture worthy of one of the great masters and in less than forty words. Your imagery in this write brings to life the scene before the mind's eye of the reader, as sharply and clearly as if the reader is actually there, viewing this extraordinary scene. Your writing is crisp and clear, and subtly reminds the reader that the outcome is inevitable as well without ever actually mentioning it. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (11/19/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    Deep observation of life through little animals...That's what poetry is to make small things extraordinary. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 87 Points Patti Masterman (11/14/2008 10:05:00 AM)

    I like the description of the rabbit and the relentless stoat. It reminds you of how life is- nothing is ever a true still life- everything must always be in motion or die one way or another. (Report) Reply

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