Feathers in the Pond

Written by: gautami phookan


             ~ "Flamingos in pink plumes, spread all that silken fluff; pink ripples in air."~

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                                   A  moorhen  gaily  skips,  light  on  its  feet;
                                 Landing  on  one   lily pad,  then  on  another.
                                           Its  bright  red  beak discreet,
                                 A  beauty  in  black  fur  in  the  pond  yonder.
                                    It   looks  she's  walking  on  the  water.

                                                                ~

                                                 The  egret  has  grace.
                                          Amid   water  cress  it  wades.
                                        Snow  white  feathers  on  his  back,
                                                   Hanging  in  a  drape.
                                         This  beauteous  form,  frog  stares;
                                         Looks  dazed,  then  it  leaps  away.
                                    
                                                                ~

                                       Willow  droops  to  caress   the  water,
                                          Calmly  floats  the  mallard  in  mist.


                                                              
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Forms : Monoku / Quintain (English) / Choka / Crystalline

3rd place in the contest
For Constance La France The Rambling Poet's
Contest~ "For ( Four) Beautiful Birds"
 
Written by Gautami Phookan
 April 27th, 2011