Diana van den Berg

Veteran Poet - 1,290 Points (4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

43 Gentlemen In Evening Suits - Poem by Diana van den Berg

and handsome
though a little plump
they walked slowly
and with some difficulty.

When they reached the water
they swam gracefully out to sea
whistle-clean and free of the oil
that had damaged their wings
and had nearly aborted their lives.

(19 July 2005)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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