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The Amazon

The Amazon By C. Russell Water flowing fiercely Blue and green and brown; I’m wanting to see clearly Through your liquid gown! The Armoured Catfish wriggles Through the sticky mud. Arapaima gliding, Splashing with a thud! The Tambaqui quietly Searches for a seed From the nearby rubber tree; A giant fish indeed! Pancake stingrays dancing A watery ballet, Piranhas darting here and there, Inviting you to stay! The electric Eel, What can I say? Don’t get too close, Or you will pay!

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Date: 5/25/2020 2:20:00 AM
Christiane, you give details of the water-life in the Amazon. More than Piranhas, we have come to know Arapaima & Tambaqui ... does the Electric Eeel have a Spanish title? Good going. Dr. Deo
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Christiane Russell
Date: 5/25/2020 11:29:00 AM
Hello Dr Deo The native name in Venezuela is 'Arimna' meaning that it stops you from moving. (The Atlantic, Sept. 2019) Thanks for your comments. Christiane