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Gillian Commerford


Swallows


The swallows are flocking on the vlei
they know its nearly time to leave
there's a nervous excitement about them
like travellers
whose suitcases are almost packed.

Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013
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I wrote this after taking a walk to Zandvlei and seeing a large flock of swallows gathering to migrate back to Europe.A vlei for those who don't know is a lake.

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