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the Etang

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the Etang

So furthermore, upon that farther shore 
Where old sounds float like flotsam on the sea 
The tuneful wind sings in a minor key
And turning tides bring in the wild sea's roar. 
Salt drying on my face as once before
The harsh taste lingers where tears used to be.
Shipwrecked remains washed up like life's debris.
I'll jettison the rest, and weep no more! 

My throat is parched from this incessant wind 
As it blows hard across the dry etang 
And rasping sand-filled air still stings my face.
Though now the wind is raw like knuckles skinned,
And soon there will be sea where swallows sang,
Flamingos will be here to take their place

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  1. Date: 12/21/2008 11:13:00 AM
    Dear Maggie - Congratulations on your WIN in Nigel & Christie's contest! Peace always, John

  1. Date: 12/20/2008 8:18:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, and congratulations on your win! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 12:58:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery to forward your thoughts in this poem. Congratulation on being one of the winners in Nigel's contest. Way to go! Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Karen

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 8:54:00 AM
    Contrats on your success in the contest..this islovely. BG

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 4:55:00 AM
    Wow. such an exceptional write that I am very sorry to have missed. Warmest congrats Maggie on your win in Nigel and Christie's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 4:08:00 AM
    Dear Maggie, you have painted very vidid pictures and feelings with this magnificant poem. Congratulations on your win. lainie George

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 3:44:00 AM
    An amazing write, wow, this is quite a brilliant sonnet, well deserved!!! Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 8:12:00 PM
    Maggie - Wonderfully written poem - Congratulations on placing in Nigel's contest - Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 6:47:00 PM
    Wonderfully written, and well deserved to place in the contest. Congratulations! ~ Carrie