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BUFFALO POUND

Eastern dam
	 A vast expanse of
		Captive water
	Long grass and reeds
		Marshy acres where
	Where the dike’s inadequacy	
		Overflowed 

The hoarse call of
	Mating geese
		On flighty wings

Ducks plummeting
	To a watery landing

A gilded Teal	
	A fledgling Heron
		On awkward limbs
	A Meadowlark
		A Whippoorwill 

Sweet breeze caressing 
			Gentle doe
				Knee-deep in swamp
	Gazing intently at

Shadowy rider
	Perched contentedly	on
			Looming horse

High on a distant hill
Near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 1968

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/1/2019 7:48:00 AM
I like the movement of this piece, the way it bounces and the use of bird types. My uncle was from Moose Jaw, home of the worlds second biggest moose.
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Mel Gill
Date: 2/1/2019 8:04:00 AM
Thanks, Phil. What's the home of the BIGGEST Moose? Regards, Mel
Date: 2/1/2019 5:46:00 AM
Full of wonderful imagery!
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Date: 1/27/2019 9:26:00 AM
I like your line sweet breeze caressing... wonderful imagery!
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Date: 1/27/2019 4:18:00 AM
Wow wonderful lines
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Mel Gill
Date: 1/27/2019 9:53:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 1/19/2019 11:14:00 PM
Welcome to Poetry Soup Mel. I think you have found a nice place to put your feet up and rest. This poem I would have categorized as imagism, as your imagery is wonderful!
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Mel Gill
Date: 1/20/2019 9:43:00 AM
Thanks so much, Caren. Mel
Date: 1/19/2019 5:53:00 PM
Hello Mel Gill, you have painted a beautiful scenery with your words, it made me feel like I was there.
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Mel Gill
Date: 1/19/2019 6:25:00 PM
Thanks for this as well, Darlene
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Mel Gill
Date: 1/19/2019 6:25:00 PM
Thanks for this as well, Darlene