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Minuet At Dawn

At horizon’s crest a faint light arcs its thin line widens from across the sea she flutters maiden wings from her nest on a rocky crag near a twisted tree. Warm light dances with shadows at dawn amidst white quartz lines and sandstone cliffs a young gull flies with confident wings his sinews are strong as he glides through the rifts. Sea salt air mingles with pungent scents as pounding tides pulsate along the shore his guttural cries echo all around she hears his sibilant sounds and wants more. Drawing her wings, she ups and takes flight lifting her head, croons a soft, soothing song swiftly he swoops to her side to dance flying in tandem, they greet the new dawn. Written 8/28/2020

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Date: 9/24/2020 4:24:00 PM
Hello Laura Leiser, I love the last verse. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/25/2020 10:34:00 AM
You are welcome. This poem is beautifully done. Enjoy your day my frinend.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/24/2020 5:45:00 PM
Thank you for commenting, Darlene! I’m so glad that you enjoyed my poem! :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/24/2020 5:43:00 PM
Thank you for commenting, Darlene! I’m so glad that you enjoyed my poem! :)
Date: 9/1/2020 8:45:00 AM
Beautiful. I literally felt as if I was there watching
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/1/2020 10:00:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment, Tandy! I appreciate it very much :)
Date: 9/1/2020 3:13:00 AM
A wonderful poem. The amazing description made me see the sea and the flight. Thank you Laura for sharing the amazing poetry.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/1/2020 8:02:00 AM
Thank you, John! I appreciate your kind comments! ;)
Date: 8/31/2020 9:29:00 PM
Wow...that took me on a lovely soaring journey :) Congratulations on your win.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/1/2020 8:02:00 AM
Thank you, Carol, So happy you enjoyed it! :)
Date: 8/31/2020 3:48:00 PM
Back to congratulate you for the #1 win with Brian. So happy for you! Hugs ~ John
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Laura Leiser
Date: 8/31/2020 7:33:00 PM
Thanks so much, John! I was surprised and happy this got placed! Encourages me to write more poetry than I have.. :)
Date: 8/31/2020 12:01:00 PM
Beautiful dance for a first flight, Laura! This is so tender and heartwarming. Love the word choice - minuet - flying acrobats! Congratulations on your first place win!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 8/31/2020 1:01:00 PM
Thank you, Sam! The thought of a minuet came to me as I was recently watching seagulls together in flight. :)
Date: 8/30/2020 3:36:00 AM
At first I thought you had spelt minute wrong lol.. I could feel the dance in your poem, which has vivid imagery, the last stanza is so soothing...
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Laura Leiser
Date: 8/30/2020 9:53:00 AM
Thanks for the read and comment, Silent! So happy you enjoyed this...yes, I had to look up the spelling of minuet, as well! :)
Date: 8/29/2020 6:27:00 PM
Laura! How wonderful it is to see your posting today!! I was just thinking about you yesterday, and am so blest to see this poetic gem. Blending nature, songs, and a love tale between two gulls, you have depicted a sunrise so gorgeously. A FAV! Hope you and fam are all well, my friend.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 8/29/2020 7:05:00 PM
Hi John! Thanks for such a kind comment! It encourages me as I’ve gone through a very long dry spell without writing any poetry. I appreciate this and the Fave, as well!