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Guanacos

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Guanacos

I long to see Guanacos
Leap and fly
Over verdant grasses
And hills on high;
Watch small Chulengos 
Nurtured by their side
Learn to leap their way
Fills the heart with pride.
Patagonian mountains
Is their home,
A place where these wild
Creatures love to roam.
Torres del Paine looks down
Where they graze,
Snowcapped in winter
And sure to amaze,
Lends picturesque beauty
To the wild herds.
To capture this vision,
There are no words.
I long to see Guanacos 
leap and fly
Over verdant grasses
And hills on high.




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  1. Date: 5/31/2014 8:09:00 AM
    A fine write and brought joy to my heart because it made me think of racing Mustangs flying across the vast prairies. Bravo!!!!!!!!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 5/31/2014 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert. I adore horses and used to ride when I lived in Seattle and southern Calif. I have only been riding once here in Hawaii.
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 12:41:00 AM
    Have you been to South America? For everyone's information, a guanaco is a mammal similar to a llama. I don't know if there are significant anatomical differences between llamas and guanacoes. Perhaps when you mentioned "fly" in the third line from the bottom, somebody mistakenly assumed you were describing a bird in this write. You have described these animals well in this write.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 5/7/2014 1:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert, I meant to get back here and mention this for those who never heard of this lovely creature. The guanaco is wild and is in the camelid family. Their color varies very little (unlike the domestic llama) and they are native to South America. I have never been there, but would really love to see them in their natural habitat. The reason I mentioned flying in my poem is because they can run and leap at 35 mph. often over steep and rocky terrain. They weigh about 200 lbs. but are very graceful when you see them in action.
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 11:48:00 PM
    just stopping by to say hi to a busy friend!! me too, busy as heck!!! Tomorrow I'll be on the road with Joe. Hope you have a great weekend.

  1. Date: 4/30/2014 4:24:00 PM
    Now I must get a picture and see this 'thing" bird? Light & Love

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 5/7/2014 1:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Deb, please see my comment to Robert at my poem Guanacos. I explain about this wild and beautiful creature. They run in herds, so if you thought it was a bird you must not have read that part. LOL. Thanks, C
  1. Date: 4/30/2014 9:53:00 AM
    Hello Connie, Sure enjoyed the trip down under. You've written about this world with a beautiful appreciation. And thank you for stopping by and reading mine.

  1. Date: 4/28/2014 6:23:00 PM
    Hi Connie you write a wonderful poem here, I do enjoy animal poems, or indeed anything about the world of nature. Enjoyed this read, my friend...peter

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 7:31:00 PM
    thanks for catching up on my poems, Connie and I am glad you posted your latest animal poem. I so enjoyed this one.

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 5:55:00 PM
    Nice poem - what are guanacos - obviously some South American animal. AS a longtime member of the NWF I can appreciate your love for animals. Nice rhyme,too Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:28:00 AM
    A rare beast that lives in rarified air, eh. Enjoyed mucho. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Hi Connie, I disagree with your line, "There are no words". Your poem here provides us with those words -- vividly describing "this vision". I can visualize the "small Chulengos" clumsily learning to stand and to leap. And the landscape -- the grasses and snowcapped peaks -- come most vividly to mind. You couldn't have done a better job with a photograph! Well done!....BH

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 3:23:00 AM
    Hi my very dear friend Connie! This is a very beautiful poem & song dedicated to Guanacos. They're very lovely creatures as you describe them in your excellent poem. TYSM for sharing & your precious time commenting on my lates & other poems. Hope you can visit Thailand someday & hope I'll do the same in your lovely place, Hawaii where my grandfather worked for many years.;)) TYSM again. Loving so much this precious gem of yours! love lots always and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 9:57:00 PM
    Ah a beautiful site Connie..I would love to see them as well...I have seen many photos but have yet to make it there..wonderful write Tim

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 9:56:00 PM
    Muy bueno!!!

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 9:07:00 PM
    A very enlightening and educational poem. I really enjoyed this one.

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 8:43:00 PM
    I must go look it up, and find out what a Guanacos is, this reals real well, you've intrigued me Connie xxx