Eastern Chipmunk

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© Andrea Petersen
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Dear little chipmunk

Sit thee still a spell;

Ye may not come back

Again the same old way.

Yesterday is gone

But salvation reigns today,

Tomorrows sun flowers

Fill an empty shell.

Ô earth's creatures all

And birds of the air;

Stand ye still in silence

Breathing in its prayer.

E'en the wee voice

Is heard in distance shore.

For the solitude of nature

Is softly spoken word.

Poetry by myself AJP

20 responses

  • Mandie Callis

    Mandie Callis gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    That's a great capture with those full cheeks!

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    ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    haha omg love this TO DEATH!! I have a thing for fat animals,....id adopt them all! I know his cheeks are just fat but c'mon ADORABLE!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    He really has got a stash. Great capture.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Great poem and entry! Love those fat cheeks!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    LOL! Oh, Andrea! This is priceless. Such an adorable pose. He looks as if he couldn't stuff one more seed in those pouches. Your poem is inspired. When are you going to write a book of poetry illustrated with all your wonderful photos? You have and amazing talent.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (14 Nov 2008):

    Thank you all for your appreciated comments! I dearly love chipmunks as they have such cute and adorable mannerisms. Thanks for your kind words too on my poetry...I mainly write poetry when I am inspired and wrote this poem September 25, 2005 about another chipmunk who came to our feeder, but works for this more recent photo too, that I captured with my camera October 14th, 2008..It has since hibernated for the winter but may return in the deep snow to eat from the feeder again a few times before spring.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Great and clever entry!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    This is brilliant!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    a lovely poem & capture!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    wonderful capture..

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Excellent capture of this cute little critter. Love the poem as well!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Stripes at its best!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Such a precious image, Andrea! ...and lovely poem! You have 2 marvelous talents!! These little guys are one of my favorites as well. We have them all around the house... and yard [holes] ...and stone walls. They pop up everywhere… but have a favorite "crossing" …and that trodden path in my lawn bears testimony to their presence! :~) I fully agree with Judy… publish! There are a number of web-based self-publishing firms that “print on demand”. As example see www.Lulu.com .

  • Maji

    Maji gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Very cute photo!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    A great photo of the chipmunk with the stuffed pouches - so cute!!! Love your poem also!!!

  • Katy Baxter

    Katy Baxter gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Sweet and hilarious photo- and wonderful rhythm in your poetry. A Jane of all trades, you are!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    OMG, how cute!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    Bad boy. Very good catch.

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    This is absolutely priceless! You take some AWESOME pictures, Andrea!

  • teresa B

    teresa B   gave props (29 May 2018):

    beautiful poem and Simply LOVE the packed cheeks!

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