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This lake so beautiful

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This lake so beautiful

This Lake so beautiful.

The lake so very beautiful
Paints pictures in my mind
Ducks, Ibis, and Pelicans
And birds of every kind
Mix with the shades of many greens
And the clouds that ride the sky
All these things added together
Make me one happy guy

A Kookaburra in a tree
Gives out his ghostly laugh
Giving a sense of solitude
On the silent morns behalf.
And all around that lake there lies
Islands green and tiny
As morning sun shines on the lake
It looks so sheeny, shiny. 

The other shore holds many homes
Their roofs of reddish brown
Appear to me like in a movie
Of a little lakeside town
White egrets wade in the water
Their world all harmony
As two black swans come floating by
With all their mystery.

A flock of seagulls fly above
There whiteness oh, so pure
As the sun shines down on them
I’m filled with such allure
Oh, all the beauty of this lake
 Gives to me so much joy
And fills my mind with memories
That nothing could destroy.








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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 5:11:00 PM
    Hi Peter. I don't know what made me choose this poem as a starter to your long list. And you did not disappoint me! It flows like a river rhymes effortlessly. No wonder you're a happy guy being able to taste such wonderful scenery...something which we lack in Malta, although we are blessed with the sea and the sun...and lots of history.//cu around// paul

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/1/2014 2:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Paul, thank you for your kind comments, my friend. I would have thought Malta to be quite picturesque, for some reason, I was born in the concrete jungles of Peckham, London, So I was extremely glad to come and live in our beautiful Australa. All th best, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 5:21:00 PM
    astoundingly beautiful portrait painted Peter love it Shadow x smile hug

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/19/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Shadow, you are so kind with your comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Hi Peter, hope things are well with you and Vera. Tell you what partner just get me a deckchair there and that's the money. Now this sounds like someplace I could sit for hours and hours just absorbing the beauty of it. As I was saying about your imagery Peter, I just need to close my eyes and I can picture the scene easily. Once again you have that flow through the whole piece, like water gently moving along, ripples behind a black swan. Outstanding my friend. Your Friend....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael, most people don't seem to get the joy I get out of the lake. they just regard it s an old swamp [Perth was built on a swamp] but it's beauty really enthrals me. You are very kind to me with your comments, my friend, and this inspires me to write more nature poems. I appreciate this....peter
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:48:00 AM
    gosh ,Peter, this is even better to see than Utah snowy mountains because it sounds like a WARM place to be!! Do you live right on this awesome lake?? I enjoyed this.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea. I live about forty minutes walking distance from the lake, but I can't walk it at the moment because my right hip is bone on bone. I have the hip replacement at the end of March, then I can walk those beautiful wetland trails again. I think that I could enjoy your mountains in Utah, they sound wonderful. Thank you for your kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:25:00 AM
    wow, what a display of avain delight, peter.. so ever flowing and smooth,; i like the overall mood.. huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Nette, although I have no idea what Avain means.. put it down to lack of education lol couldn[e even find it in the dictionary. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 11:02:00 PM
    That poem is so beautiful my dear it tells just as it is and it is a beautiful Lake, we have spent many wonderful times there just watching the birds and having a Barbi. absolutely love it. Luv. Ve.x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you My love, I used to enjoy those barbeques so much. Always nice to see you on my pages...PeterXXXX
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 9:19:00 PM
    A beatuiful place to be Peter, as I live near the ocean egrets,seagulls and pelicans are always somewhere near...your poem was very peaceful and quite discriptive.. well done

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thnak you so much Frederic, Appreciate this, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Peter, you picture painter! I enjoyed the lake. You made me feel like I was there! Great work,, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Chuck, so nice of you to give me such nice comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Peter what a wonderful picture you paint with your words. I can see the lake with all it's life and color. Great Poem.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph for your kind words...peter
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 6:12:00 PM
    hey peter! i just went to google to listen to a kookaburra and it really does sound like it's laughing. now it will be even clearer to me when i read of them in your poems. this is a great one and i also learned something - i never knew there were black swans...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene for your kind comments. Yes the sound of the Kookaburra is a haunting sound. Them and the Willy Wagtail are the first sounds I here in the morning....Peter