X is for X xenops

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 28th   and the Xcellent    letter X


I had no idea what to do for this letter. So I looked up some “X” words


The story has nothing to do with xenops except for their absence 😀


Google Image

Google Image

A stroll in the Forest.

Leaves in trees, lazily flutter,

 branches squeak

 playing hide and seek, creatures scamper.

Mind’s soothing thoughts nestle,

 gentle breezes brush skin,

 twittering of bird calls,

shadows play in the sun,

nature’s scents tickle,

bright hills dappled.

 Forest adorned in a cowl.

 The nose twitches, fetid air.

 Shadows ooze,

a cellar’s chill.

The sun bows to the moon.

 The mind grows restless.

 Claws scurry to shelter.

 The hoot of the owl.

 Souls whisper.

 Hairs prickle the skin.

Screams of crunching twigs.

Leaves howl.



Xiting to read your work

ok – so how difficult was it for you to do this letter??

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20 Responses to X is for X xenops

  1. Shailaja /Doting Mom says:

    How did you manage to make a normal Natural sequence appear so scary? There’s power in your pen 🙂

    Lovely to connect via A-Z and yeahwrite! Sorry for not stopping by earlier. Thanks for the comments on my posts. Yes, let’s keep in touch after the challenge as well!

  2. lv2trnscrb says:

    Nice poem and I liked how it ended with the one word, flee!

    X was a challenge for me since I wanted to keep in my theme, but had to go out a few blocks to get the picture of the railroad crossing. But now we are done with X until next year’s challenge if we do it and only 2 more letters 🙂


  3. Kirsten says:

    I love the build up of tension in this piece, as well as all the sensory details. 🙂
    I was on the fence about doing the A to Z challenge, but when I made my list of potential posts and got my X topic without too much trouble I knew I was in! 🙂

  4. I like this poem. I think it shows so well the progression of time from day to night– through the eyes of nature. 🙂 A lovely one, for sure. 🙂

  5. finley jayne says:

    Great post-I had to look up xenops, to see what the word meant 😀

  6. Great poem, and I love your choice of X. Not an easy letter to work with, but you did great.
    Silvia @

  7. Rhonda Parrish says:

    I think you are X-tra brave to write a poem each day for this challenge. That’s awesome 🙂

  8. leesha0304 says:

    Beautiful and very descriptive post. 🙂 I had a lot of trouble with “x.” Seems like the home stretch is filled with tricky letters!!

  9. I love your multi-sensory poem! 🙂
    Because I struggled with this letter for my theme, I indulged in a little creative license on this one…

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