Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Snow Leopard's Lament


Snow Leopard's Lament

Most walk right past me
though I'm right here in plain sight.
They glance my way
and then look away.
Do you understand my plight?
No one speaks to me! 
No one! Not one word!
I'm never noticed, never seen,
never heard.
I'm here in the shadows
in the grey and the black and the white.
I'm not trying to hide,
and I promise I won't bite.

(Unless, of course, you are a bird
or some other tasty dish
like a rabbit or a goat 
or... perhaps a fish.)






This is a picture of a snow leopard that I saw at our local zoo. This is a color photo, although it looks like a black and white. I was impressed with how well this animal blended in with the rocks and landscape around it. At first glance, I thought there were no animals in this area of the display. Once I saw it, I thought it looked kind of lonely, so I tried to imagine what it might be thinking.

29 comments:

  1. Love the photo and the poem! But me thinks he will bite, lol....

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  2. He does look lonely Daisy... it is interesting how they blend into the background like that... although I do think he'd bite...lol :-)

    Have a wonderful day ♡

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  3. I never knew there was such a thing. Your poem seems highly appropriate. It's a beauty - too bad they don't stand out.

    xoRobyn

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  4. Hi Daisy, I usually look at the 'glass half full' reasoning.. SO---maybe that Snow Leopard is as happy as he can be being ALONE.... Ya think????? ha ha ..... WELL--if he's lonely, they need to get him a partner....

    Great poem --and it can describe people too, don't you think? Some people get overlooked constantly...Kinda sad isn't it?

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. I think you described what he was thinking perfectly! Your poems have such an easy rhyme and flow to them; very easy to read.

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  6. Great poem and pic. I always love your poems. They are so descriptive and beautiful. Hugs, xo

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  7. I could feel him feeling this way after looking at the photo and reading the poem. Nice photo! an poem!

    It does look like a black and white photo.

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  8. Such a beautiful creature (I too thought your photo was a B&W.
    I thoroughly enjoyed your poem, Daisy.
    Nicely done, thanks for sharing.

    Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

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  9. That's true. It has blended with the rock and it is difficult to see!

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  10. I love the poem and the photo.

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  11. Nice shot. I like your interpretation on his thinking.

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  12. Color photo? Amazing! I like the voice you give the leopard.

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  13. Thanks for this picture, poem and insight into what this beautiful creature might be thinking!

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  14. What a wonderful poem with a killer ending! Surprisingly, the snow leopard looks so pretty and peaceful.

    Julie

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  15. awww. He looks kind of cuddly. Great poem. Daisy you're right about the picture...it does seem black and white and blends the cat right in...Very cool. I love what you added in brackets at the end. Have an amazing weekend.

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  16. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I thought this snow leopard was such a beautiful animal--once I realized it was there! I don't think I've ever seen one before this. Betsy, yes, it is true that people are sometimes overlooked, and that is a sad thing.
    Lady Lilith, hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting and commenting here. :)

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  17. Lovely. And your poem does a good job expressing how some shy people must feel who get overlooked like part of the woodwork.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I am shy at times, and I have felt that way. Perhaps I was projecting those feelings in this poem somewhat. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  18. I had to look again to see it, wow amazing.... I love your style of writing, beautiful

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  19. The photo does look as though it is black and white. I think your poem captures the mood very well.

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  20. Hello Poetic Soul! Thank you for your kind comment and for visiting here.

    Thanks, Lynne! Hope you are having a good week.

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  21. Moving poem. As someone who learned long ago to stay "under the radar," I know how he feels.

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  22. I love you poem. I did have to look twice to see the snow leopard. You did a fabulous job writing you poem. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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  23. Hi Daisy, a bit late in blog visiting, so many and so little time at times. But, always enjoy coming here to read your poems. You share so much through your words, thanks. And, perhaps the snow leopard would thank you as well😏

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  24. Yes, the snow leopard does blend right in. There have been may times I have discovered I was being watched by animals in our trees and woods, or out camping and had probably been observed for quite awhile before I noticed them. Makes you wonder...

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  25. O valor das coisas não está no tempo que elas duram, mas na intensidade com que acontecem.
    Por isso existem momentos inesquecíveis, coisas inexplicáveis e pessoas incomparáveis.(Fernando Sabino)
    Um lindo e abençoado final de semana!!!
    Abraços Marie.

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  26. Thank you all for your comments. I hope everyone is having a good week!

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  27. So beautiful.......I want to embroider him! Love your poem!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! Yes, he would make a great subject for your embroidery. :-)

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