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Loony Tunes

<                                        Cascading lakes and streams
                                           The loon stands out it seems

                                           Minnesota's state bird
                                           I know it must sound absurd

                                           Adopted in nineteen sixty one
                                           Wails and yodels heard under the sun

                                          Black and white bearing red eyes
                                          Wingspans five feet can make one cry

                                          Body lengths up to three feet
                                          Yet  clumsy on lands and moss peat

                                          They are high speed flyers
                                          And great underwater divers

                                          They can dive up to ninety feet
                                          In pursuit of fish they want to eat

                                         They are even on our license plates
                                         An critical habitat drawn on metal slates

                                         Twelve thousand of these unique birds
                                         God that has to be a lot of turds

                                        But for now I'll enjoy it's captured views
                                        Of this beautiful loon and it's most colorful hues

Written By Katherine Stella
Entry For Mini - Blog  Beautiful Bird Contest
By Constance ~ A Rambling Poet

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  1. Date: 3/19/2015 6:00:00 PM
    Katherine: My son is a boundary waters fisherman and often mentions the Loons when they return. I'm guessing they see more Loons than fish but that is pure speculation. I enjoyed your work and will be reading more. oldbuck

    Stella Avatar Katherine Stella
    Date: 3/21/2015 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks old buck they are some amazing birds to just watch out on lake they look like tin soldiers out there with no care in the world beautiful and majestic thanks for stopping by have a blessed day
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Congratz on being featured I know why to excellent poetry

    Stella Avatar Katherine Stella
    Date: 3/21/2015 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for your kind comments the loon is one of a kind wish had one for a pet lol have a great day
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Katherine, Congratulations, on having your poem Featured on the Poetry Soup's home page. Take care & Goodnight... -xox- *LINDA

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Hello Katherine - Congrats on your featured poem! Love this...not only clever, but interesting and educational. Love those loons! It's a favorite of mine. - Gail

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 4:25:00 AM
    amusing and made me laugh also excellently written congrats on feature Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 10:55:00 AM
    Congratulations Katherine on your win in Constance's mini blog contest "Beautiful Bird". Thank you for your kind comments always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 2:12:00 AM
    new one for me this bird. again love learning here on soup, excellent poem. Harry

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 11:15:00 PM
    Don't know if I've ever seen a loon, Katherine, but they sound like huge, powerful birds with mighty flying and divising skills. Had to laugh when I got to the line about the turds though. I was in Disney World over the weekend and missed this contest entirely. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 5:54:00 PM
    This was a very beautiful poem, Katherine. I don't have loons but I do have eagles and vultures. Congrats on the 10th place. God Bless, Cile and thanks for your kind words on my poems.

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 5:10:00 PM
    Congratulations, Katherine on 10th place, in Beautiful Birds Mini Blog Contest, you certainly did capute the beauty of the loon~~

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 2:23:00 PM
    made me fall in love.

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 8:06:00 AM
    Birds are great! I don't know the loon, but will investigate. My favorite is the gull. The boaters hate gulls because they crap all over their boats. Well, I am a land lubber and a gull lover. Enjoyed your poem mucho. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 10:34:00 PM
    Good luck in the Contest with this colorful piece, Katherine. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 6:37:00 PM
    funny poem on the loon....thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 3:23:00 PM
    Very creative, interesting and wonderful poem, Good luck.

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 10:00:00 AM
    love it!!, a good entry for the contest, good luck, enjoyed...P.D.

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 9:52:00 AM
    hahaha. the line about bird turds is priceless, Katherine. I lived half my life right below your great state and I never knew this about loons being the state bird! Best of luck in the contest with this infomative write. Luv, Andrea