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timbers rise from swamp,
beams branch walks on chicken-wire leaf
creaking under feet
and wheels

one plump pigeon
coos us past,
feathers glimmering silver and mauve
in low light, late winter

male mallard circles his reflection
on deep pool
head a mossy velvet,
beak blurred beige

inside the hide,
pine planks yield to
picture walls

gallery of whooshing rushes,
oceanic sky

pink-foot flocks sail high currents,
raucous chords crack over smooth lake;
avocet whistle while wading wide waters;
moorhen, more mallards, bunting
chug around reeds

on our exit,
plump pigeon coos anew,
twinkle-eyed, content




Poetry by Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2014-04-14 at 00:44

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A new approach leading to the same pleasant destination. Nicely done, e.
2014-04-17



Has given me the nudge I need to buy some binoculars to observe the birds outside my home.

Skillful alliteration and other traditional poetic magic. Enjoyed.
2014-04-14


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
life near the water always seems magical to me. You have shown us that there are always surprises in nature. So much beauty in your words.
Ashe
2014-04-14


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
life near the water always seems magical to me. You have shown us that there are always surprises in nature. So much beauty in your words.
Ashe
2014-04-14


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
life near the water always seems magical to me. You have shown us that there are always surprises in nature. So much beauty in your words.
Ashe
2014-04-14

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