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Bullfrog Valley

Encamped beside a clear blue water lake
We call it, Bullfrog Valley. Here, they thrive.
The labyrinth of streams the water takes
Brings insects, as the meadows come alive.

Blue herons wade, perched hawks take treetop views
Colorful fish seek shelter in the shade
The bullfrogs sing for rain, from grassy pews
Mix sights and sounds of nature, all stress fades

Late evening, we share tales around a fire
First one who tells a lie, don't stand a chance
Each time a story's told, the stakes get higher
Night breezes make sparks rise and shadows dance

As eyes begin to dry, we start to crash
A night time serenade in Bullfrog Valley
The orange glow turns into white hot ash
The moon provides the light in nature's galley.



by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/16/2018 6:40:00 PM
Hello Daniel … frogs are a meter for pollution, so bullfrog valley is a place that appears where I would like to be, especially in the evening near a campfire and telling lies - another great poem Daniel - Lindsay
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Date: 7/20/2017 11:41:00 AM
Don't know much about them pentameters and such, but I know a damn good picture when I see one and this is a damn good one! Read this once before and was too bashful to say WOWSA! Hope sawbones is good to ya today pardner ~ j
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Date: 7/12/2017 2:02:00 PM
A great poem transforms beauty into magnificence! I don't quite live like that, but beauty can be found everywhere where there's sky.
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Date: 6/14/2017 9:09:00 AM
I am so happy to see this wonderful poem place near the top Daniel. Congratulations! : )
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Date: 6/13/2017 2:47:00 AM
Evocative imagery, Daniel. "...sparks rise and shadows dance" is a great line. Congratulations on your high-placed win. Regards, John.
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Date: 6/12/2017 7:38:00 PM
Daniel, congratulations on your win ~*
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Date: 6/12/2017 8:24:00 AM
Nice one, DT, congratulations:)
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Date: 6/12/2017 12:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your win
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Date: 6/11/2017 5:03:00 PM
This is so relaxing. I want to be there. Well done.
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Date: 6/8/2017 4:27:00 PM
Your poetry brings me joy Daniel! I always have a sense of peace and calm after reading one of your beautiful poems. This is lovely! I hope it does great in the contest. : )
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Date: 6/8/2017 1:02:00 PM
A delightful evening's tale. I like the "grassy pews" reference, good one. Beverly
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Date: 5/24/2017 7:32:00 AM
Artful and entertaining Daniel
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Date: 5/14/2017 8:16:00 PM
I don't even know if fish are in my lake. hahaha. It's a watershed lake. maybe fish can be in it?
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Date: 5/14/2017 8:14:00 PM
OH MY GOSH, I forgot to use the WORDS she told us to use. CRAP. I see the words now and I will have to figure out how to fit them into the poem I already wrote but did not post yet. OH MAn, that bums me out. Well, YOU did splendidly my friend. The imagery rocks.
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Date: 5/14/2017 8:12:00 PM
well, Danny boy, you are my last read of the night and I need to get busy on dinner. Let's see how this stands up to all the great lake poems I saw tonight!
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Date: 5/14/2017 9:07:00 AM
You have tackled this mountaintop lake theme really well, Danny. You make it sound delightful to camp beside this lake, especially at night. Regards // paul
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Date: 5/14/2017 4:50:00 AM
a vivid depiction of a mountaintop lake with good inclusion of the required words - good luck in the contest, and thank you for commenting on my work
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Date: 5/13/2017 11:32:00 AM
So beautifully written... Such a lovely imagery and I could see the place through your words... Reads like a winner... A big 7...
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Date: 5/12/2017 2:55:00 PM
Your description is so enticing that I could picture myself there and the flow is such in this exceptional poem of yours that I had no idea there was a prescribed set of words to use. This should do very well in the contest:) Amitiés
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:24:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Marie:) I appreciate your kindness and your support.
Date: 5/12/2017 5:58:00 AM
This was great Daniel. I have a small fish pond with a huge bull frog living in it. I love going out there in the early morning and watching him jut sitting there. Kind of prehistoric looking. Nicely done my friend.
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:23:00 PM
Thank you, Chris:) How about some frog legs? I'm getting hungry:)
Date: 5/11/2017 11:34:00 PM
So pretty Daniel! I felt like I was there :) "May the odds ever be in your favor" for the contest ;)
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you, Laken:)
Date: 5/11/2017 9:29:00 PM
Great job Danny, sounds so inviting, feels like I was there, great imagery, should do well in the contest!
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thank you, John:)
Date: 5/11/2017 7:59:00 PM
This is beautiful, Daniel. Your description sounds as if this is a place I would love.
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:20:00 PM
Me too! Thank you, Mrs Agnes. Purely fiction:)
Date: 5/11/2017 7:50:00 PM
Excellently done, Daniel! Reads like a winner to me! Best of luck
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Date: 5/12/2017 10:19:00 PM
Thank you, WW:)