Carolyn O’Hara


Poised, alert,
the squirrel reconnoitres,
bristling at every sound then –
falling heir to discarded treasure –
flounces off
like a bride dashing from commitment

down tawny hued tunnel,
under larch lace canopy,
near tree trunk canvass displaying nature’s design,
past jade necked ducks
parading and squabbling,
their pecking order a parody of politicians.

Then all is still once more
but for branch reflections
scribbling watery snakes in endless oscillation.
Copyright © Carolyn O’Hara 2013

I live in Prestwick with my husband, and we have two grown up daughters. I have always had a love of the written word but only took up writing three years ago when I joined Ayr Writers’ Club and was encouraged to be adventurous. Since then I have had two articles published in Scottish Memories.



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Poet, publisher, gardener
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One Response to Carolyn O’Hara

  1. james brown says:

    I loved this Carolyn. Great picture. I once saw a squirrel munching on a slice of pizza at the back of Dominoes take away, honest.

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