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The pelicans

When I woke up last night,
anxious with worries,
I tried to remember the pelicans:

fifty white birds
snowed on a gravel bar
in the lake.

The trees on the bluffs were golden,
and the pelicans sat
under inky November sky,
preened with their great beaks
to prepare for the journey,
oblivious of our presence.

And the miracle
soothed my heart.

12/4/2017

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Date: 3/18/2018 11:42:00 AM
Agnes, what a peaceful, relaxing reflection on one of nature's many beautiful yet simple scenes and moments. Congratulations on your placement! All my very best to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
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Date: 3/18/2018 3:11:00 AM
Heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved win, Agnes - blessings and best wishes to you, friend! :-)
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Date: 3/17/2018 2:07:00 PM
- Congratulations on your winning poem, Agnes - I have never seen a pelican :) - Happy weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/17/2018 10:03:00 AM
Lovely imagery, Agnes. I love how you express the serenity of the memory. Congrats.
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Date: 12/26/2017 12:16:00 AM
A beautiful relaxing read here Agnes, nice
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/26/2017 7:47:00 AM
Thank you, Lewis.
Date: 12/24/2017 12:09:00 PM
Agnes, a beautiful and calming reverie that was a joy to read. Your imagery is lovely and graceful as is your poetry. Your write soothed my heart.. thank you for sharing ~Susan
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:09:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Susan.
Date: 12/24/2017 6:08:00 AM
Nothing like the miracle of creation to soothe our worries, Agnes, well written:)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:09:00 PM
Thank you, Jo. Yes, it is true. If I ever feel close to the Divine, it is out in nature.
Date: 12/22/2017 8:28:00 AM
There's a serenity and an easy grace in this write that I love. Sparse but satisfying . . . Bernard
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and your kind words, Bernard.
Date: 12/10/2017 11:47:00 AM
Beautiful Agnes. great topic to soothe the soul...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie.
Date: 12/9/2017 8:04:00 AM
Nature is beautiful and so is your verse Agnes...god bless and happy holidays my friend...^WW^
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, ^WW^. Happy holidays to you, too.
Date: 12/6/2017 1:54:00 PM
Your poetic observation so beautifully penned, a truly soothing read. Love this :) fave xomo
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/24/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen.
Date: 12/5/2017 10:41:00 AM
Beautiful imagery and a grand couplet for a finale, Agnes! My type of poetry! We don't have pelicans in Malta, but some do make a stop here during migration. Regards // paul
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/5/2017 11:04:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Paul.
Date: 12/5/2017 6:08:00 AM
Imagery to soothe a heart, to help you sleep! Lovely image, Agnes!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/5/2017 7:48:00 AM
Thanks, Agnes, for sharing your pelican story with us! A delight, sweet Agnes! :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/5/2017 7:03:00 AM
Thank you, Kim. And it's true, it really worked to calm me down and relax. It's a sight I will hold in my heart for a long time.
Date: 12/5/2017 1:24:00 AM
Wonderful write Agnes... Beautiful description and lovely imagery... Thanks for sharing...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/5/2017 7:00:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind words, Supraja.
Date: 12/4/2017 6:27:00 PM
Lovely, Agnes...yes, very special....have seen only once on the Upper Mississippi River, near Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, a great unfurling take-off of a pouch of Pelicans....mystical, indeed...love unique moment poems, my latest such also...peace, jimbo
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/5/2017 6:57:00 AM
Thank you, James. It was very special indeed.
Date: 12/4/2017 6:22:00 PM
wow Agnes what an incredible sight you have described and it must have been a magical moment to see:-) hugs jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/4/2017 6:31:00 PM
It *was* magical, Jan! I didn't know that pelicans came through our state. We saw the white on the gravel bar, and first I thought seagulls, but the birds were too big, and it wasn't swans - but pelicans! When I lived in CA by the sea, brown pelicans were very common, but I had never seen a white one before.