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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 3 Comments
Date Added: December 17, 2010 06:12:00 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Sweet Smell of Thunder
Under colorful zoo lights
we saw black bears socializing.
We heard the high-pitched mynah birds
speaking the language of magpie love.
We saw howler monkeys dance
and put on a show.
They are aptly named for their
cacophonous cries.
 They prefer to stay aloft munching on leaves
that make up their vegetarian diet,
so when a couple of howlers let loose
their lungs in concert together
the din can be heard for nearly five miles away.
Do you recognize the ring-tailed lemur
by his black and white tuxedo tail?
Highly social in the daytime hours
they sunbathe, sitting upright
with their bellies facing towards the sun.
Evening finds them huddled together
in a big lemur ball.
We circled round and round the lion's den,
saw him shake his wild mane
and heard him roar.
Tonight the zoo is alive with nocturnal activity.
Could it be due to the long awaited rain
and the sweet smell of thunder?
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Comment By: FreeKatherine York on January 24, 2011 09:45:04 PM Report
Most people only think of animals seen in the daylight..not knowing many have a totally different life style at night..Nice write..Valentine
Comment By: FreePeter Sammylin on December 18, 2010 10:00:00 PM Report
Hello Linda,

It was a great joy reading your delightfully composed work!  I saw these animals immerge in front of my eyes through your words, your expressions are so fine and detailed!

Greetings: Peter
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 17, 2010 08:18:46 AM Report

Very beautiful poem  ..Rain always brings things back to life..... The sweet smell of rain... I love it always refreshes the desert.....


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