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Cormorant

June 1, 2014

Here’s a triolet inspired by a handsome cormorant I saw by the River Weaver the other day.  It was perched at the end of a pontoon, keenly scanning the slack current for the flash of silver scales… I approached beneath a glorious hawthorn tree for a closer look.  The white blossom, the proud black and white bird: what a wonderful picture it would have made if rendered by a Thomas Bewick or C. F. Tunnicliffe, I thought…

Have a good Sunday, everyone.

 

CORMORANT

 

Keenly the cormorant waits for a fish,

two world wars later still poised for the dive,

ebony feathered, a fine sable wish.

Keenly the cormorant waits for a fish,

The small canvas lifelong she did cherish,

his secret brushwork her passion alive.

Keenly the cormorant waits for a fish,

two world wars later still poised for the dive.

 

Paul Beech

 

Copyright © Paul Beech 2014

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