D is for Deer #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo CreditImages of a few members of the family Cervidae (clockwise from top left) – Red deer, fallow deer, barasingha, reindeer and Pampas deer.

#atozchallenge – 5 April 2017 – D is for Deer

Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae
The male deer has antlers which they shed and regrow every year
Deer stay in herds of approximately twenty-five deer per herd
The herds are mainly female deer and a dominant male deer known as a stag

The male deer has antlers which they shed and regrow every year
Occasionally females in some species may develop antlers
The herds are mainly female deer and a dominant male deer known as a stag
Deer are mainly browsers and feed primarily on leaves.

Occasionally females in some species may develop antlers
They select easily digestible shoots, young leaves, fresh grasses
Deer are mainly browsers and feed primarily on leaves
Mother deer are known as a doe, of a baby fawn

They select easily digestible shoots, young leaves, fresh grasses
Also, require large amounts of minerals such as calcium and phosphate
Mother deer are known as a doe, of a baby fawn
Fawn stays hidden in the grass for a week until strong enough to walk with its mother

Also, require large amounts of minerals such as calcium and phosphate
The gestation period is anywhere up to ten months for the European roe deer.
Fawn stays hidden in the grass for a week until strong enough to walk with its mother.
The fawn and its mother stay together for about one year, never see their father

The gestation period is anywhere up to ten months for the European roe deer.
Deer stay in herds of approximately twenty-five deer per herd
The fawn and its mother stay together for about one year, never see their father
Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 39 – Old & New

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 39 – Old & New

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “old & new” and write a tanka poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your tanka in the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “old and new”.

new growth blossoming
old matured tree stands proud
protecting the young
nurturing as humans do
for future generations

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 38 – “lights & fog”. Thank you.

Mick E Talbot

The Bag Lady

Sanbag

Sarah

Erhynireh

Marie