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a giant krill ball attracts whales seals sharks and birds ~ a feeding frenzy
Written 23 May 2019 For writing challenge 3, May 2019, Nature haiku poetry contest. Sponsored by Dear Heart.

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Date: 6/21/2019 9:32:00 PM
Powerful photo, and haiku, Tom
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Date: 6/22/2019 2:09:00 AM
Thanks very much Sandra, hope you're ok. Tom
Date: 6/4/2019 3:23:00 PM
Like my family reunions! Great Poem Tom
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Date: 6/4/2019 5:42:00 PM
HaHa Timothy ,I think many would agree with you. Tom
Date: 6/1/2019 12:35:00 PM
When all the tiny fish swarm together, they can't help but attract larger predators. Although I've seen thee feeding frenzies often when fishing offshore, I have yet to see a whale. A wonderful haiku to describe a stunning photo! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 6/1/2019 1:12:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn, saw this on a wildlife programme, I think every marine creature bigger than the krill was there, it was indeed a feeding frenzy. Tom.
Date: 5/30/2019 1:47:00 PM
Nicely done Tom! You do write well yourself!;)
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Date: 5/30/2019 2:09:00 PM
Thank you very much Brenda Tom
Date: 5/29/2019 2:41:00 PM
Congratulations, Tom!
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Date: 5/30/2019 1:32:00 AM
Thank you Ralph. Tom
Date: 5/27/2019 9:51:00 PM
Beautiful image , Tom, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/28/2019 12:15:00 AM
Thank you Eve, greetings from kefalonia . Tom.
Date: 5/27/2019 2:59:00 PM
Great haiku Tom.. hope you are well.
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Date: 5/28/2019 12:14:00 AM
Thanks S.O., I'm fine ,hope you are too. Greetings from Kefalonia in Greece. Tom
Date: 5/27/2019 12:29:00 AM
Well spotted Tom, do you know that only a few Greeks know that there are whales in Greece and in the Mediterranean? A beautiful pic, sounds and looks like you had an unforgettable trip! Congratulations on your win my friend. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/28/2019 12:13:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, have soupmailed you. Tom
Date: 5/26/2019 3:01:00 PM
Interesting picture and writing of it, Tom. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 5/26/2019 11:32:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, greetings from kefalonia in Greece, hope you're well. Tom
Date: 5/26/2019 1:55:00 PM
- Returns with a congratulations, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/26/2019 9:30:00 PM
Thank you Anne, hols coming to an end now. Tom
Date: 5/26/2019 4:28:00 AM
Twice I've seen a documentary of the ball of krill, fodder for larger animals. Great write.
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Date: 5/26/2019 9:29:00 PM
Thank you Victor, still on my travels, hope all is well. Tom
Date: 5/25/2019 5:31:00 PM
Nature can be cruel to krill, but that's the law I guess. Wonderfully written Tom. Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 5/25/2019 11:40:00 PM
Thank you Jean, yes, unfortunately they're at the bottom of the food chain. Greetings from Kefalonia in Greece, hope all's well. Tom
Date: 5/24/2019 9:32:00 PM
Beautifully composed Tom. This haiku should place high my friend! : ) xxoo
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Date: 5/25/2019 12:22:00 AM
Thank you Connie, went to Argostili yesterday and saw two giant turtles in the harbour, it made our day. Tom
Date: 5/24/2019 1:29:00 PM
Oh my!! A feeding frenzy indeed. Perhaps not, as this could just be a show these amazing creatures are sharing with us. :) Just looking at the bright side of the situation. So beautifully written and presented. ~ Brandy
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Date: 5/25/2019 12:20:00 AM
Thanks Brandy, I know what you mean, nature can seem very cruel at times. Greetings from Kefalonia. Tom
Date: 5/24/2019 3:41:00 AM
- Can be perceived as brutal ... but it's a struggle to survive ... the law of nature - An excellent haiku, Tom - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/24/2019 4:36:00 AM
Thanks Sunshine, have mailed you. Tom
Date: 5/24/2019 2:41:00 AM
A feast indeed - a wonderful haiku Tom, good luck in the contest and I bet you are having a fabulous time in Kefalonia, sounds idyllic and good for your muse! Are you near Demetrious? Kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 5/24/2019 4:35:00 AM
Thank you Ann, just at a coffee bar grabbing their WiFi lol. No, Demetrios is on the mainland Greece. Hope your well. Tom
Date: 5/23/2019 8:02:00 PM
Realisms of life nicely presented Tom, best wishes, Aloha wk
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:18:00 PM
Thank you very much William. Tom.
Date: 5/23/2019 7:02:00 PM
You tell it like it is, my friend. I can just see it unfolding. :) gw
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:18:00 PM
Thanks Gershon, greetings from Kefalonia, one of the Greek isles. Tom.
Date: 5/23/2019 2:23:00 PM
Wonderful. Panagiota
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:17:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, greetings from Greece. Tom.
Date: 5/23/2019 2:06:00 PM
so descriptive tom and I love the pic, enjoy your holiday xx:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:16:00 PM
Thanks Jan, got a bit red yesterday I never learn lol. Tom
Date: 5/23/2019 11:45:00 AM
ohh, i love how this ended with a wonderful twist, tom... yes!...huggs
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:15:00 PM
Thank you nette, just grabbing some free wifi, I'm still here, safe travels when you go. Tom
Date: 5/23/2019 11:37:00 AM
Oh, I like the imagery here! Nicely done!
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:14:00 PM
Thank you Kim, on my travels at the moment. Greetings from Greece. Tom
Date: 5/23/2019 9:23:00 AM
This nature's phenomenon so nicely captured in your photo and in your poem..well written haiku, Tom.
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Date: 5/23/2019 9:51:00 AM
Thank you Vijay, just on free WiFi, jumping in when I can, greetings from Kefalonia. Tom