The Doe and Two Fawns

Image by Putneypics via Flickr

The doe
grazed in grass deep and lush,

While nearby,
partially hidden by the brush,

Two fawns
had melted into quiet shadows,

Yet in the open only their silhouette showed,


The doe’s
ears flickered towards a slight sound,

And she was
ready to leap and forward bound,

Her white
tail the signal that she was aware,

Of any intruder
that chanced passing there,


But it was two
squirrels chasing round a tree,

Engrossed in
their game, racing wildly,

The doe
watched only for a moment or two,

realized danger was unlikely to ensue,


she walked to where the fawns lay,

They rose on
wobbly legs, born the previous day,

they nursed till they had their fill,

followed the doe around the hill,


They often
came to play in that quiet lea,

And their
spots faded very gradually,

Months later
when they chose to reappear,

Instead of
one doe there were three deer,


I’m sure now
there are several little deer,

That passed
beneath my window here,

But that
first excitement of fawns in the brush,

While the
doe grazed in grass deep and lush,


Are still
portrayed in a picture I took,

And someday
I’ll include them in a book,

Where they
become part of my story,

And nature
is extolled for all its glory.








2 thoughts on “The Doe and Two Fawns

  1. A wonderful and heartwarming tale Dan, a Doe and her young, having a quiet day and living, just living and giving us the chance to see the World and Nature at it’s best. … Thanks for an uplift this morning. xPenx

    1. Anything for you, dear Pen. Glad to be able to give you an uplift. Glad you could share the experience.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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