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Constanza for a Loggerhead

The sand is swept with gleams of light,
pale moonbeams burst where wavelets crest
about sea turtles seeking nest.

Soft seas are flat and calm tonight
beneath the light of stars; on land
she digs an egg womb out of sand.

Before impending winds take flight
the dawn reveals her scrabbled walk
of mother love; how nature talks.

Sea turtle pounded, stormy plight,
small beach creatures in fright, agape;
the loggerhead cannot escape.

A tropical cyclone's sad blight
has swept her nest and eggs apart;
the beach displays her broken heart.

The sand is swept with gleams of light,
soft seas are flat and calm tonight
before impending winds take flight.
Sea turtle pounded, stormy plight,
a topical cyclone's sad blight.

Copyright, November 18, 2017
Faye Lanham Gibson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 12/10/2017 10:31:00 PM
This is a beautiful piece, Faye. I love how you worked in enjambment as well. That stanza before the last is so must have broken the mother turtle's heart. Nature is formidable at times. Thanks for your visit to my Constanza. Blessings.
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Date: 12/9/2017 7:15:00 PM
I love poems about nature Faye and yours is remarkable! Congratulations on your wonderful win! : )
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Date: 12/9/2017 4:25:00 PM
A very touching poem, Faye, that shows how much nature struggles to exist. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/8/2017 1:00:00 PM
This is a lovely and touching poem, Faye. Lately we've had baby turtles hatching on one of our sand beaches...not a common sight in Malta! ~ Congratulations on your fine win, Faye. Regards // paul
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Date: 12/6/2017 9:43:00 PM
Great write, Faye, congratulations on your win!
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Date: 12/6/2017 9:20:00 PM
That is absolutely beautiful, Faye. A FAVE for me. Thank you.
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Date: 12/6/2017 3:46:00 PM
Oh, I love this so much, Faye, and I am such a nut when it comes to nature and marine animals. I lived in St Croix, (US Virgin Islands) in the 80's while doing a pharmacy internship, and used to go snorkeling or scuba every day after work, then watch the sun set from my deck each eve ... what a life! When my folks leave this world I'm returning to a warm place - Florida or South Pacific, but I also want to see the hatchlings and also the swimming pigs of Exuma, (I have a poem). Congrats :-) <3
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Date: 11/18/2017 1:50:00 PM
I've seen a documentary film on this subject recently Faye and nature can be so unpredictable. A very touching poem Faye, good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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