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Bri Edwards


Salamander...... [Nature; A Salamander (Of Course!) : Confronting Nature; Almost Short]


Among damp leaves, in our front yard,
a spotted salamander lies.
A nest of eggs it does guard....
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not to brag, but this may be one of my favorite creations (this poem) . i love the rhyming. we did have salamanders around the house we just moved from and i think i did find a nest a few years ago. that is where i lived when i wrote this.
though i can never look at nature and assume it was created by a god, it is easy to see why many people cite 'nature's wonders' as evidence of God. AND to think that i can come up with this poem is also amazing but i still don't believe in God or Heaven, but DON'T tell God that!
i wrote this in Feb. but just revised it in May; it is even better now! bri edwards

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(Feb.2013)

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  • Valsa George (5/30/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Yes, by lifting the lid of Nature, you can see many more wonders! I have heard that in Pensylvania, there are many salamanders though we were taught earlier that they are extinct creatures! I enjoyed your poem, but more the poet's note! I will definitely tell God that there lives a man who denies the entity of God and breaks his commands very often! ! Ha! Ha! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (5/30/2013 6:27:00 AM)

    It's new and different! (new for me at least) , here rhyme-scheme is not a bondage as many advocates of free-verse think, but allowing the poet to speak of his heart about the salamander as an object of his keen observation, that's why the poem is a focused one. a good read! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (5/27/2013 1:39:00 AM)

    I hope the salamander lives a long and happy life as happy as this poem. Loved it. BB : O) (Report) Reply

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