Leaves quiver before the wind
as leftover coats of Autumn
sheep parading hooves to pens
and trees dressed as Poplar and Fir
a kaleidoscope of feathers scuffle
from one feeder to another
woodcutter's birch in scattered
heaps. Dogs slumbering
among familiar sounds. I marvel at
the stillness while llamas trot to
a new patch of grass. Dexter cows moo
happily as they bend and chew
donkeys restraining braying for now.
My lady and I watch and listen on an
afternoon of sunny Alberta day.
Richard L. Provencher 2008
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