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the smell of the sea

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the smell of the sea

the smell 
of the sea 
is overpowered by the
watermelon fragrance of newly mowed lawn

wagtails
hunting for unseen tit-bits 
among shrubs –
an earthworm becomes a bone of contention

a butcherbird swoops – 
swallowing the spoil

if only the wagtails had agreed to share...
there’s enough for all of us to go around


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  1. Date: 12/8/2012 2:02:00 AM

    interesting form Su .. I luv learning new ways to write poetry .. will give this a go luv .

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:15:00 AM

    This is superbly beautiful and profound my friend, Su! I live near the beach back home and your poem reminds me, too. Good luck always! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:41:00 AM

    OK....it seems like I can use any prime number of syll per line....

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:50:00 AM

    A writer of all, a master of none but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Suzette. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:28:00 AM

    Su loved the inter play between nature, life and abundance Rollo