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A Tribute to Nature

Lora has been a featured writer in poetry publications. She is currently working on a collection of poems inspired by nature.

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Poem For A Little Deer

He was born on a warm Spring day in April,

the flowers were just starting to bloom;

the air was filled with a sweet scent,

the birds in a chorus sang

as if to herald a precious event.


Winter was now a forgotten dream

and it’s blanket of white

had melted way,

to uncover the soft

new growth of green…


and down from the sky

came a golden ray

which warmed the ground

where the little fawn lay

against the warmth of his mother.


He was soft-eyed and brown

with little spots of white

and when he tried to stand up

he wobbled and fell,

but his mother was soon there-

everything was now alright.


How beautiful he was,

the animals appeared to say...

they stopped in their tracks midway;

the leaves seemed to nod in assent

as they would sway.


All the animals

hoped that his mother would always be there

to care for this gentle fawn so fair;

whenever she would stir,

he would frantically look for her...


but when she was in sight

they would soon reunite;

she would gently muzzle

the little dear as he would cuddle-

everything was again alright.


He loved this place-

the gentle breeze,

the smell of the pines trees,

their “resiny” sap,

the feel of the tender grass underneath

his hooves...

and the feel of the warm sun on his back.


When his mother was near,

the little dear could be seen

exploring the forest

where life abound;

his ears keen

to listen to all the sounds.


He would run

with all of his might;

he was swift

as the wind!

How he loved the gift

of life.


- Lora Hollings


Comments

Lora Hollings (author) on June 25, 2020:

Thanks for your lovely comment, Brenda. I'm deeply honored that you want to share this tribute to nature with others. Blessings to you!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 24, 2020:

This is so sweet.

Your words describe this perfectly.

I shared this one here.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/158...

Lora Hollings (author) on December 15, 2019:

Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment, Ruby. I cried too for Bambi and to this day, I will always remember that sad scene. And thank you also for the follow. Nature and poetry just seem to go together as they are both so beautiful.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 15, 2019:

This is so beautiful. I remember as a child, I went to see Bambi and cried all the way home because a hunter killed his mother. Thank you for the follow. I am happy to follow you. I love nature and poetry.

Lora Hollings (author) on November 25, 2019:

Thank you for reading my poem, Patricia, and leaving a comment. I'm certainly honored by your lovely sentiments. I wish that I lived in an area where I could see these beautiful and shy creatures so frequently. What a treat! And blessings to you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 20, 2019:

So Sweet, Lora. Having witnessed fawns in nature, my appreciation of your work is even greater than it might be otherwise. Often in the area where I live I see a doe with her fawn or fawns as they skittered here and there. It is a sight of which I never tire. thank you for sharing. Angels are headed your way. ps

Lora Hollings (author) on October 13, 2019:

Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the poem and the painting. Have a wonderful evening!

Beth Perry from Tennesee on October 13, 2019:

Lovely!

Lora Hollings (author) on October 07, 2019:

Thanks much for dropping by Nell and for your kind comment. It is rare for us to see deer where I live. You are fortunate to live so close to them! They are so beautiful. Many blessings to you.

Nell Rose from England on October 07, 2019:

That was awesome! How lovely! We have Deer near where I live. We have to be really careful when driving otherwise they jump across the road lol!

Lora Hollings (author) on October 01, 2019:

Thank you Brenda for the read and for your gracious comment. I'm very complimented that you liked the writing and the art work so much. Have a wonderful day!

Lora Hollings (author) on October 01, 2019:

I really enjoyed doing the poem and the painting of this fawn and his mother. Thank you Denise for your sweet comment. Blessings to you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 01, 2019:

Such a beautiful portrait of this little one.

To see appreciation for the gift of life...you did an amazing job on this one.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on October 01, 2019:

This paints a sweet visual image. I love your use of the word "dear" instead of "deer" because then it could be any sweet baby and not just a fawn. Very cool.

Blessings,

Denise

Lora Hollings (author) on September 28, 2019:

Thank you Ms Dora for your wonderful comment. Nature is beautiful and we are so fortunate to have forests, rivers, mountains, oceans and all the awesome wildlife that inhabit them! We need to show greater appreciation for all that we have been given. Life is indeed a gift.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 28, 2019:

Both the poem and the deer are adorable. Thanks for sharing this beautiful nature scene. An encouragement for all to love life with all our might.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 15, 2019:

Thanks for dropping by Alicia and for leaving a comment. I'm delighted that you loved the drawing and found the poem to be so compatible with the love expressed in this bond between the mother and her fawn.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 14, 2019:

Thanks for reading Liz and your wonderful comment is certainly appreciated. I'm glad that you enjoyed my poem and I'm complimented by the comparison to one of the most beloved films of all times.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 14, 2019:

What a sweet poem! I love the drawing that accompanies it. The drawing and the poem match each other perfectly.

Liz Westwood from UK on September 14, 2019:

This poem paints a lovely picture. Your words are like an artist's paint strokes on a canvas. It reminds me of the Bambi story.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 12, 2019:

Thank you Sara for reading and for your kind comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem and the drawing of this beautiful mother deer and her fawn as subjects of the poem. Have a lovely day!

SARA from Islamabad on September 09, 2019:

What a beautiful picture of nature you portray in this poem.

Thanks for sharing.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 08, 2019:

Thank you Chitrangada for reading and for your gracious comment. Mother nature is truly divine and we are so fortunate to have such beauty around us that can inspire us and nourish our spiritual selves. Many blessings to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 06, 2019:

What a beautifully composed poem. The Mother Nature, and mother-child tender moments are so beautifully presented. Excellent picture and lovely poem.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 01, 2019:

Thank you for reading, Mark, and for your generous comment. How honored I am to be compared to one of my favorite poet's works! I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Have a wonderful day.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on September 01, 2019:

Beautiful nature poem, Lora. Reminds me of an Emily Dickinson poem.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 29, 2019:

Thank you for your lovely comment, Dana. I'm glad you liked the story of this beautiful new life told through a poem. We are fortunate to be able to witness such sights on this beautiful planet of ours. Hopefully, we will become better stewards of our earth and its incredible wildlife.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on August 29, 2019:

The beauty of a new life is always a sweet blessing. I enjoyed your beautiful story. I enjoyed seeing the beauty of nature through a pair of fresh, young eyes.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 26, 2019:

Your comment is very much appreciated Pamela! I'm honored that you found the picture as well as the poem to be touching and enjoyed my article. We are fortunate to be able to see wildlife in their natural habitats. Places that fill us with peace, inspiration, and nourish are spirits as well as our minds. I hope that we realize what we've been given and start taking better care of it! Have a wonderful day.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 25, 2019:

The sweet story you told in this poem is wonderful. The picture of the deer and the new fawn is also sweet. I enjoyed the poem so much.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thank you so much Verlie for your wonderful comment. What a beautiful experience that must have been to see a mother deer with her newly born fawn! How fortunate it was that you were there right at that moment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thanks John for your comment on my drawing too! I did it many years ago as I was very motivated by an art class that I took. I've always been captivated by the beauty of deer so it was an enjoyable experience. Blessings to you.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thank you Louise. Your comment is greatly appreciated! I'm glad that you enjoyed the verse. I love deer too. I think they are one of the most beautiful animals to grace our planet. And just seeing them is always such a special treat. Have a wonderful weekend.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on August 24, 2019:

I forgot to say, I love your drawing too.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thanks for stopping by, Adnan. Your comment is greatly appreciated. So glad that you enjoyed my poem celebrating nature and the privilege to be able to witness such sights! I'm deeply complimented with the comparison to Bambi. Truly a story for all time!

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thank you John for your generous comment. I'm honored that you enjoyed the story of this little fawn told through poetry and so complimented it reminded you of Bambi. As a child, this was my favorite movie and to this day, I still love to watch it. I think that this beautiful film can instill a love of nature and wildlife in us and, hopefully, with all of the fires that have been happening in the present, especially in the Amazon rain forest, maybe it will cause us to wake up to the threat of climate change and to stop exploiting these wondrous places for profit. We need to think of the future and what is going to be the end result of not managing our resources wisely and take immediate action to halt our destruction. These beautiful animals and our own survival depend on it!

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thank you for your gracious comment, Lorna. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my poem and it created some lovely imagery when you read it. Have a great weekend.

Lora Hollings (author) on August 24, 2019:

Thank you Flourish for your lovely comment! Deer are among my favorite animals too. They are the epitome of grace to me

and when I see them I truly feel that I’m blessed to see one of God’s most beautiful creations.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on August 24, 2019:

Hi Lora, I don't know which I love most, the poem or the painting. This sweet fawn and mother captured so charmingly in both. I was lucky to see a newly born deer and mother interact on the green of a golf course I was working at. We stopped our work, and golf to watch as she wondrously literally licked the little lump of wax to his feet. It was amazing.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 24, 2019:

That's such a lovely poem. I do love deers, they make such lovely parents.

Adnan from Earth, Universe on August 24, 2019:

Such an enjoyable verse...very descriptive...and the such a rhythmic flow of words that help to explore every happening....this verse reminded me of "Bambi"...Great write...Thanks for sharing Lora !!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on August 24, 2019:

What a delightful story you told in this poem, Lora. Shades of Bambi which was loved by all. Nice work.

Lorna Lamon on August 24, 2019:

Your poem conjured up wonderful images of Spring Lora, eloquently told, timeless and beautiful.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 24, 2019:

This is so sweet. I saw twin fawns the other day grazing at dusk and my heart just melted. Deer are among my favorite animals, truly inspired and your beautiful poetry captures their magic.