A Game of Letters


For those who rely on nature’s bounty,

long winters spell hardship

with frozen letters, fields of Scrabble.

Feet too tired to scratch the surface

will falter, flounder,

find greener pastures too intangible a profit,

and lie where they fall,



This winter has been a difficult one for the large herds of whitetail deer which wander our area. Too run-down to hold out for spring, they are dying off in large numbers, weakened and diseased…This doe looks to be healthy – but healthy enough to give birth in a few months? Time will tell.

19 comments on “A Game of Letters

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Poor creatures. That is so harsh.

  2. jaels says:

    How very sad, Mel.

  3. I am praying for them. It is already green here and the deer love it….hope Spring arrives quickly for you….

  4. Pam says:

    this pulls at the heartstrings, it’s hard

  5. Heidi Viars says:

    hesitated to hit the “like” button 😦

  6. RoSy says:

    This weather really isn’t helping the cycle of life in nature. Poor does – Hope she makes it through the rest of the season ok.

  7. not a good prospect for anyone or thing. So sorry dear.

  8. Debbie says:

    We know when our winter has been hard when the deer come up into our neighborhood and we see them in the early morning hours, nibbling on bushes and what not. Thank you for sharing about what is happening there!

    • melodylowes says:

      It’s been hard on the creatures. I don’t like it when my bushes get nibbled – but in a case of starvation? I’d rather lose a nip or two here and there…

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