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Home in the Empire of Ice

They poke small heads out from their moms’ underbellies. Feeling chilled, they retreat to their parents’ safe spot. Receiving nourishment, the chicks grow and adapt. One day, left alone, beckoned by the sea, they take the plunge. and for five years, they play, chasing waters’ flow! Grown and full, they emerge on land, swollen stomachs sliding on ice. Facing storms, determined. . . they waddle trekking for miles home. Based on information from the documentary "March of the Penguins" and for David Williams' Contest:True Diminishing Hexaverse.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Language, imagery, flow and arrangement... this has it all! and a lovely story to boot. Kudos to you, dear Andrea!! :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 12:31:00 PM
    congrats on your win Andrea..

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 9:40:00 PM
    this should be the intro for the docu, andie... splendidly written!.. congrats with hugggs!.. :)

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Yike I was wondering which bird it was! Ain't life grand! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Wonderful piece,Andrea..Great write on penguins..Congratulations on your win..

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 2:01:00 PM
    Oh, ....this WAS A WINNER! Great to see!....(I am in a very foul mood as the Not-so-polite ground hog destroyed some areas of my yard!) Off to tractor trailer surplus store!!! It's trap time!.....Grrrrrr....Isn't is funny how one rodent can ruin your day!?...I returned a soup mail...

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Gotta love that documentary, Andrea...Those dedicated photographers touched my heart the most...Documentaries can take almost a lifetime to produce and are the life's work of a few...You know my dad used to call me Pen-gwen and so I was always drawn to these creatures of ice...Very smooth flow...gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in David's "Hexaverse" contest Andrew. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 2:12:00 AM
    Hey Andrea, another wonderfully written, distinctly informative write. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Fun read, and well done! Congratulations on your win as well! Thank you also for your comments on my poem.~Trudy~

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 6:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning spot I love penguins too xx

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 11:31:00 AM
    Andrea~xox~ A wonderful congratulations, in David's True version of Diminishing Hexaverse. Have yourself a good day,

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 10:59:00 AM
    Andrea, I don't know what 'March of the Penguins' is but I liked your poem, thanks for entering and well done..David

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 10:06:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this informative piece, Andrea. I'm partial to penguins - they are just so darn cute! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Hey Andie big congrats on your win... very nice write my the poem title a lot. Have a wonderful day...:)

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Beautifully penned on penguin,Andrea!Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Yep Andrea, Congrats lady!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:42:00 AM
    AS you know I love the nature series and totally the show. I am using this new lap top and it had such a wide base at the bottom. I can barely reach the keys mine at home is smaller. Just had a few moments here to see what's new. Anyway awesome poem for the contest. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Your descriptions brought a smile, Thank you for sharing this poem.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 5:13:00 AM
    Baby-penguins are precious. Best wishes in the contest with this delightful poem, Andrea. Ruben.