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Some shriek and stand on chairs at sight of mice
The furry little creatures who are pests.
They sneak into a house by rude device
And make themselves at home, unwelcomed guests.

They make their visits known by leaving trails,
By nasty nibbles gnawed from stolen snacks
And both, when found, provoke small bitter wails
Because invaders made their vile attacks.

They may be mice, but morals like a rat
Make thieves the mate of the barbarian.
They, selfish, leave you lean while getting fat.
A thoughtless animal that steals from man.

A human thief is somewhat like a mouse;
He likewise thinks free lunch is on the house.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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I started Early – Took my Dog –
And visited the Sea –
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me –

And Frigates – in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands –
Presuming Me to be a Mouse –
Aground – upon the Sands –

But no Man moved Me – till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe –
And past my Apron – and my Belt
And past my Bodice – too –

And made as He would eat me up –
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve –
And then – I started – too –

And He – He followed – close behind –
I felt His Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle – Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl –

Until We met the Solid Town –
No One He seemed to know –
And bowing – with a Mighty look –
At me – The Sea withdrew –

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Ahh!

A baby
Bunny betters e’en
A Bambi.

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Say Cheese

We’d rather
Be by a mouse, poised,
Than posing.

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Ahh! – photo by Jeffrey Jones at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mz7X3d0/Baby+Rabbit

Cheese – photo by Johnny Berg at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mjAceVQ/Maine+coons+kittens

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

 

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Can’t Catch Cat Napping

Sleeping?  Suuuuuure.
No dog’s sneaking up
On this cat.

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Mine’s Exceptional

You don’t know
And you haven’t met
My sweet dog.

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Cost Me An Arm And A Leg

“See that bell,”
Said very proud mouse.
“I did that.”

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All three photos are by Adrian van Leen:
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mmESlqE/I%27m+still+watching+you

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/npmCTfw/beach+dunes+warning3

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mS3SweW/alert+but+relaxed

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Brown Mouse

Image by ka052000 via Flickr

 

In The Blink Of An Eye

Mouse eating;
Diving hawk swoops down –
Mouse eaten.

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Call The Exterminator

A woman
Finds mouse in kitchen:
Where’s the hawk?

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Without A Prayer

In the field
One hundred hawks sit –                     *
Mice, no chance.

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The Right Equipment                **

Diving hawks:
Windshield wiper lids,
Always see.

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* Years ago, while driving with my father, I saw the sight – perhaps 100 hawks or more, sitting, spread out,  in a field of perhaps 30 acres.  The only explanation I have is that they were migrating and stopped there to hunt and rest.

**  Hawks may dive at a speed of 200 miles per hour.  They are equipped with “windshield wiper” eyelids instead of the type we humans have, which open and shut with a vertical motion.  With his type of eyelids, the hawk never loses sight of its prey at that high speed.

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The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2011.

 

 

 

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Computer Problems

Windows shut,
Mouse acts like a rat,
A net loss.

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The New Breed

A lap dog
My favorite pet –
My laptop.

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Patience Dies

Bad, not good –
Virus goes viral,
Patient dies.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2011.

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