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Best Curlew Poems

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Premium Member Le Courlis poussa des cris -Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Curlew Cried by T Wignesan
Le courlis poussa des cris – Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s « The Curlew Cried » by T. Wignesan

(Note d’Oodgeroo : Le courlis fut le frère...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: curlew, best friend, death, heaven,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member The Curlew
The curlew’s trademark, long down curved bill

Delves deep in mud, belly to fill

Heath and moorland breeding ground

Mating calls eerie sound

And then chicks arrive

Oh how they...

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Categories: curlew, bird, nature,
Form: Nonet
An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs              ...

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Categories: curlew, betrayal, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Egnehenots: Earth and Stone

Egnehenots – of earth and stone

Chief elder – most wise upon the Salisbury Plain
     an old man . . . ...

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Categories: curlew, life, light, love,
Form: Free verse
A cloudless day, should have been warm but the frigid southern roaring 40’s cut like flailing daggers into the skin, leaving bones and joints to...

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Categories: curlew, adventure, child, fear,
Form: Free verse

The Lament
Solomly the mist drifted aimlessly,
cloaking moor and heather, the 
curlew and grouse silenced by
the haunting of a solitary piper.
Kilt clad from rocky outcrop,
the lament Land...

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Categories: curlew, loss
Form: Prose Poetry
Haiku Marsh
Out of the vast marsh
plaintive grey curlew calling -
my sister scolding me....

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Categories: curlew, bird, sister,
Form: Haiku
The Featherbeds
The feather beds are a string of mountains near where I live, famous for its raised bog lands, where my father and his brothers cut...

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Categories: curlew, childhood, dad, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Recollections from the golden Cree I
I know of a river of more than average 
Meandering, when not dallying to maunder,
Between many differing contours 
And unruly contorts;
Where a privileged youth once

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Categories: curlew, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WILD LIFE words
barn owl
             black hairstreak
silver studded blue
damsel fly

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Categories: curlew, bereavement, nature,
Form: Free verse

This passionate, keen Ornithologist, 
Is an interest, I profoundly pursue. 
With the upmost of dedication, 
To Black Tern & Long Billed Curlew. 
Never a...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: curlew, beach, bird, garden, imagery,
Form: Light Verse

Ranted I in fiery dance
Upon the rushed floor.
It plyeth mosaicate from out my thought.
Lucid it creels through battlement and prepapace.
Upon this tower, I cleveth Erin’s...

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Categories: curlew, life,
Form: Rhyme
A February Day
On a cold and frosty morning I gazed across fair fields, woods and copses,
I heard a wood-lark sing a sweet song, so sweet, hairs on...

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Categories: curlew, nature, old, old,
Form: Prose Poetry
life without love
was how nature planned it
instinct was the way

instinct was the way
was how nature planned it
life without love

when two become partners
instinctive for one

instinctive for...

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Categories: curlew, nature,
Form: Haiku

"Still round the corner 
there may wait, 
a new road or a secret gate."
J.R.R. Tolkien

Around the corner and up the creek
Lies in wait the horrible...

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Categories: curlew, adventure,
Form: Ballad
The Not So Original Monoku Challenge
The long billed curlew is frightened by something, he's ready to take flight....

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Categories: curlew, bird, fear, senses,
Form: Monoku
The narcissist
I’m a bush stone-curlew,
And this is my fond view—
There can be none like me
In all space, land and sea,
An if one does exist,
Bird it be,...

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Categories: curlew, image, love, mirror, romance,
Form: Verse
Oooh so true
Afterlife, how the universe seamlessly ultimately absorbs and entwines me into you
that's Divine truth, plain and true.
Joy and peace await when 'life' is through
and all's...

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Categories: curlew, death, hope, life, universe,
Form: I do not know?
As if to remind me
As if 
To remind me 
Of past sorrows, 
The plaintive cry of a curlew 
In the distance. 


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© W.A. CHOLT  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: curlew, introspection, sorrow,
Form: Tanka
Vrishchika Wind
You were 
neither a destroyer
nor a preserver 
like Shelley’s west wind.
You were
a native signal
to harvest the taro and tapioca.
You were
a swing for the shore, 

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Categories: curlew, wind,
Form: Free verse