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Feathers in the Pond

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Feathers in the Pond

             ~ "Flamingos in pink plumes, spread all that silken fluff; pink ripples in air."~


                                   A  moorhen  gaily  skips,  light  on  its  feet;
                                 Landing  on  one   lily pad,  then  on  another.
                                           Its  bright  red  beak discreet,
                                 A  beauty  in  black  fur  in  the  pond  yonder.
                                    It   looks  she's  walking  on  the  water.


                                                 The  egret  has  grace.
                                          Amid   water  cress  it  wades.
                                        Snow  white  feathers  on  his  back,
                                                   Hanging  in  a  drape.
                                         This  beauteous  form,  frog  stares;
                                         Looks  dazed,  then  it  leaps  away.

                                       Willow  droops  to  caress   the  water,
                                          Calmly  floats  the  mallard  in  mist.

Forms : Monoku / Quintain (English) / Choka / Crystalline

3rd place in the contest
For Constance La France The Rambling Poet's
Contest~ "For ( Four) Beautiful Birds"
Written by Gautami Phookan
 April 27th, 2011

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  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Gautami on your big win...Wonderful poem..

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 2:15:00 PM
    Oh, I just love this one..a tardy congrats on your big win...BG

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 2:02:00 PM
    A good winning result for this peaceful write Gautami, congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 5:50:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work..Congratulations on your win...Sara

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 9:11:00 PM
    Gautami, I had first thought of doing birds on a pond. But I am glad YOU are the one who did it becuase you did such a great job depicting this scene. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 7:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of constance, gautami

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Constance's "For (Four) Beautful Birds"contest Gautami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:36:00 PM
    Really pretty Gautami and what beautiful birds. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 9:20:00 PM
    gautami.. you shook me up! cheerful kudos to you for a real high win..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 8:30:00 PM
    congrats Gautami on your amazing win in four birds contest with this beautiful entry my friend.. enjoy top spot with luv..

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:41:00 PM
    Congratulations Gautami on 3rd place in my contest, I loved your poem, and I think the presentation is very original and creative~~

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 7:15:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery!Best wishes,Gautami---kashinath

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 5:17:00 PM
    Such a charming write congrad's on your win, very dreamy! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 1:43:00 PM
    Beautifully done. Very poetic. Good luck. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 6:13:00 PM
    How beautiful...each one stand on it's own merit!! Great work, Gautami!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 3:24:00 PM
    YOurs is one of the lovliest yet. You picked great birds for this contest!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 2:46:00 PM
    Thank you for supporting my contest. Well done!

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Reads like a winning work to me..Enjoyed reading today..So descriptive almost like being there..Good luck..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 10:50:00 AM
    lovely, imagery, best of luck in the contest, there is a park downtown where the willow used to lean over the duck pond, so I can picture this easily