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indigo eyes

by Mary Frances Spencer

the peacock
male
unfurled
his glorious tail

spread open
bright
japanese fan
brilliant tuquoise greens
iridescent indigo eyes
blinking

strutting and shaking
his masculinity
not in question
no pea-hen in sight

just us
three humans
woman girl and boy
witnesses
to nature's alpha

displayed
at the arboretum
on a sunny
thursday
afternoon

11/30/2007

Author's Note: We were walking down a path and there he was in all his glory!!! MFS

Posted on 12/01/2007
Copyright © 2022 Mary Frances Spencer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 12/01/07 at 07:29 AM

I know the amazing sight and feeling of such a creature crossing my path... it is stunning, here it is. The intricate beauty, just walking along noncholantly as if this is the way life is seems incongruous and we are so lucky to encounter it, and even more fortunate to be able to put it into words. Another moment of 'beautiful light" I think!

Posted by Sigurdur Haraldsson on 12/01/07 at 11:17 AM

I've never seen a peacock myself except on TV but you managed to capture a moment there. I felt like being there. This brought color into an otherwise drab Saturday...

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