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November 21, 2014 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Reality treed.

Go ahead with your square-eyed glassy glare.

Your lines of power.

Cut off at the knees, you think I am gone.

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Still there despite orchestrated efforts to force oblivion. ©

Yet, clearly something of me remains.

Essence not scrubbed.

No matter how hard the scullery-made tries.

No matter the attempts by The Machine.

Some stains never fade. Some meanings linger.

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Even when viewed years later. In different light. There.©

There to be seen

As a warning.

As a promise.

Do as you will, but nothing gold can stay. Including purse loads tossed to influence: fodder for sheep.

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.  (Robert Frost)

Only a shadow?

If you wish.

But still there. No matter.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

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Big picture. Down the road, things change: plans, mice and men. ©



  1. easyweimaraner / Nov 21 2014 2:05 pm

    that’s great and it is the best house decoration ever … I wonder how it looks after 10 or 2o years, will we only see the stem on the wall?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 21 2014 2:45 pm

      And it’s organic! Seems likes it’s growing on people. Meanwhile the building is looking sadder and beginning to show signs of crumbling. A timeless contest. We’ll see who outlasts whom? Paw waves to cheer – soggy here again. Blankie naps are good – hope smiles growing there! HUGS and thanks for chewing on some words to leave.


  2. shoreacres / Nov 21 2014 2:21 pm

    Perspective is everything, isn’t it? And I always love bumping into that Frost poem. It’s a favorite. Clever post.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 21 2014 2:49 pm

      Which is the shadow world – the one that will outlast the over in the end? (Had seen that image on several early golden mornings recently – then the “gold” picked the brain lock. It is a very cool/intriguing image hiding in plain sight) Thanks for snapping a few words to leave. (and dripping from dog walk…too little time between showers!. Weekend for reading and gazing out windows it appears)


  3. RAB / Nov 21 2014 2:36 pm

    Nicely done. And one of my favorite Frosts!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 21 2014 3:03 pm

      After the leaves are gone, what is left in that book. Thanks for the encouragement. Appreciate your comments


  4. EllaDee / Nov 21 2014 10:33 pm

    Beautiful to behold but practically impossible to perch within or climb 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 21 2014 11:42 pm

      Intriguing organic design that only requires sun for existence. Shed solid form in order to grow in mystery? (Or tired of birds, cats, small children scuffing bark – and dogs watering without asking first…)
      Thanks for branching out and raking a comment this way


  5. Littlesundog / Nov 21 2014 11:48 pm

    These are the little things of nature that are often overlooked. Nice capture!


  6. Paul / Nov 22 2014 7:57 am

    It took me a while to see it, Cool


  7. jannatwrites / Nov 22 2014 7:57 pm

    Nicely placed shadow – I like it! (Birds may not find it so inviting, though 🙂 )


  8. reneejohnsonwrites / Nov 23 2014 10:06 pm

    Cool shadow. I wonder how it will dip and change as time goes by…


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 24 2014 2:05 pm

      Could it be a secret passage like in Harry Potter’s rail station? Brigadoon? Thanks for peering along


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