All a-flutter

All a-flutter

Leaves in the wind
Falling
Rapidly
Shuddering

A shadow looms
I look up to see
The canopy of fright

Their perfect formation 
Visible every other day
Now scatters in disarray

Squawks of terror
As they flee from the predator

A ravenous hurricane


Photo Copyright: Njaj
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Written in response to YeahWrite’s GargleBlaster prompt #160
   This week's question: 
Why do birds suddenly appear?


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  1. Animals do get on the move from a hurricane. They know what we cannot see. The wildlife here are disrupted, they are cutting trees nearby. The funniest thing is during hunting season, the deer and turkeys come to my fields and stay until the hunters leave. Good job with prompt.

  2. Thank you Anne. Yes, animals and their sixth sense are so incredible. Being in tune with Nature does that to them, I guess? How amazing and perceptive of those creatures to take refuge in your fields!

  3. I really like your portrayal of the hurricane as a predator, and I can imagine how the birds would react because of it. I also love “a canopy of fright”. Great job!

  4. That's beautiful! Making a point to hit a different post each time I come back, lol. Yes, thank you for the follow, I am now following you too. I see what you mean about the difference on facebook; mine is just a personal page. Have a awesome Monday

  5. I, too love 'canopy of fright' and 'ravenous hurricane' they are lovely phrases, jumped out at me.. You portrayed the fear beautifully…
    *http://meetmissmoody.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/universe-in-me/

  6. “canopy of fright” ..wow, what a gorgeous sentence.
    You could hear /see/smell this scene, that's what makes it so good.

  7. The picture is stunning! It is so true and interesting what nature/animals sense when Mother Nature is about to change things up. This was exactly how Christine described. Such a scene was set!

  8. I missed you the first time went through the list

    Golly be – you say so much in 42 words!
    (don't know where the golly be came from…)

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