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For Acebedarian Poetry Contest

Written on 2/11/2015

A light wind gently rocks our boat
Breezes begin to pick up on the dock
Cable wires tap our sailboat's masthead
Daylight filters through the clouds
Egrets start to peck around the gangway
Foraging for scraps of food or grubs 
Great blue heronbprepares her nest
High upon the eucalyptus tree
I sit on our sailboat deck
Just enjoying the harbor sights
Kelp beds sway under the currents
Lapping the rocks at low tide
Massive flocks of birds perch 
Near a lighthouse on the jetty
Open seas spread toward the horizon
Pelicans busily dive bomb for fish near
Quarry rocks around the harbor shores
Rocky protrusions house ground squirrels
Sailors tack and jibe on the ocean
Through the prevailing northwest winds
Under the pylons and gangways
Various starfish and mussels cling
With schools of fish swimming through
Xylophone sounds drift music from the
Yacht club hosting a concert
Zeal for the beauty of harbor spring moves me.

Written on 2/11/2015

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Date: 12/13/2016 2:00:00 PM
Laura, congratulations on your win in my contest with this wonderfully penned poem, it flowed great, well done ~
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/13/2016 5:46:00 PM
Thank you very much for my placement in your great contest, Constance! I really appreciate it :)
Date: 2/16/2015 3:27:00 PM
Great descriptive Abecedarian Laura. Good luck in the contest ! Bev :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/18/2015 4:28:00 PM
Thank you, Bev, for your kind comment! You are a wonderful poet, and I enjoy reading your work as well! :)
Date: 2/14/2015 1:03:00 AM
What a beautiful scene to behold... nice pen Laura.... thank you for your visit and lovely words on my poem Florida Nature.. nad!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/18/2015 4:28:00 PM
Thanks, and you write wonderful poetry as well, poesy! :)
Date: 2/13/2015 6:27:00 PM
I love the unique imagery of your beautiful spring day, Laura...a relaxing, tranquil scene. Best wishes...hugs, Rhonda
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/19/2015 4:44:00 PM
Thanks for reading this, Rhonda! You have an excellent poem for the contest as well! I didn't describe some of the details of Spring like others did, so I don't know about this one...but thanks, anyway!
Date: 2/12/2015 1:52:00 AM
such a lovely flow to your poem Laura - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/12/2015 8:46:00 AM
Thank you so much for your comment, Jan! You are such an encourager! God bless! :)