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A Single Shell

An egg’s hatched.
The eagle swoops in search,
For quarry to carry in its pick.

The shell cracks; emerges outwards slowly the chicks.
They shuffle tenderly with cautious steps and flicks.
The eagle smiles post a quick survey.

Finds one shell for both prey;
Flies away.

Poetry Form - Trois Par Huit

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  1. Date: 6/1/2010 2:30:00 AM
    Hi Nitesh :) enjoyed reading this poem of yours--it definitely sheds a different light on the eagle--love how you said that it smiles ;) enjoy your day! :)

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 11:27:00 AM
    Nice poetry, enjoyed the form. I really have not ran across this form. Enjoyed,..p..d

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 8:42:00 PM
    A very interesting entry. Good luck

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 10:29:00 AM
    Great imagery in this poem, really enjoyed the details of the Eagle. Well done. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 9:26:00 AM
    I enjoyed the story of the swooping eagle, Nitesh, and you made great use of the form as well. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Carolyn