June 23, 2019 by petrujviljoen
the dawn, late and cold
shadows still lurk in the cliff
bark of the baboon
| Tags: baboon, cold, haiku, micro poetry
At first I read balloon instead of baboon!
Different image a child’s lost balloon hanging from a cliff 🙂
Hope you are well. I’ve shifted to one blogHere
The icon doesn’t connect and the title of the blog doesn’t match – minor details.
A child’s balloon better than a grown-up’s drone hanging from the cliff! 🙂 I’ll hop on over. Wondered what happened to you and searched and found a private blog!
It’s so haunting. Brings back memories of a story I heard of a couple who holidayed in South Africa. Whilst enjoying the sun they forgot the door to their hotel room open and a large monkey/baboon? made its way in and helped itself to their belongings, even knew how to open their fridge and helped itself to food! They were warned not to approach, cause they were dangerous.
If they were warned to not approach it probably was a baboon. They’re very clever animals – all animals are. I had to put on a lock on my veggie patch enclosure because the monkeys learned to open it. They sit and watch what one does and learn that way. I can chase a monkey out the house but would have to call for help if I ever find a baboon inside! Even got a game plan going for in case it ever happens.
I could not imagine having a monkey or a baboon inside the house, the kids and I are too busy screaming when we see a spider.
Yes, I’m one of these mad women who are afraid of spiders. 🙂
You’re not the only one I can assure you. Had a phobia about them!
Unfortunately had a few of those as well. Don’t like them and that’s a fact.
I agree this is so evocative–though I can’t imagine hearing the bark of a baboon (a dog, yes). 🙂
There’s a resident troop of baboons here. The alpha male and I are on barking terms.
Oh, good for you. 🙂
This is so evocative. I feel this scene. Wow.
I decided to take the earliest opportunity to my closest town. It’s winter here so the sun rises late and sets early.
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