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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Common Mergansers

Common Mergansers

The river awakens.  Her belly hungry,

she swallows the ice floes

and gurgles with melt.

The wind whirls a dance

with stray leaves left behind

by runaway snow.

Wild ducks, the mergansers

fly low, arrow-straight,

splash in and float.

The sleek divers call out

in harsh notes, like the twangs

of guitar,  songs of fishing

in spring.


Words and photos are copyright ©Carol Steel.

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