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In A Mangrove Swamp

Rating: 5.0
From the river mouth in a little boat
I rowed up on a hot and humid day
Tide's on the ebb and I'm barely afloat
And I hastened as I went on my way

In the mangrove swamp and there I'll be
In quiet peace while nature went on display
The water's low as it ran to the sea
Leaving only mud and leaves in decay
The waterline starts as roots decline
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In A Mangrove Swamp
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
Bri Edwards 26 July 2016
And I hasten as I went on my way...............maybe hastened to use uniform verb tenses ;) ? (and a few other places, but it's ok.) more-enjoyed lines (among others) : He will wave it high for all to adore, Seen by other males it'll end in a brawl. ............. a crawl brawl? 'bank/blank'.........nice .................reminds me of my bank account! The hungry macaques they came a calling, Leaping nimbly they moved from tree to tree. In a blink all creatures went a hiding, .............hiding from the macaques? do they eat animals? i wouldn't know, or at least i don't know. a fine excursion you have taken us on. any 'bug bites'? bri ;) to MyPoemList
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Loke Kok Yee 27 July 2016
thanks bri, i will make some corrections!
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Akhtar Jawad 05 November 2015
The fireflies I saw have started blinking, it is dusk and soon it will turn to night. With reluctance I set for home thinking, I’ll be back again when the tide runs right. Simply beautiful.............................10
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Melvina Germain 10 October 2015
I sat still and enjoyed all of this incredible imagery and what a beautiful story to feast upon...Loved it.....
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Valsa George 23 September 2015
This is one of your loveliest poems! Your trip into the Mangrove swamp and the bustling life seen around have found rightful place in your poem! I had read this poem before and had posted a comment! I wonder why it failed to reach you! Most of the images are so alive from herons to worms and snails! Then came the slimy things the worms and snails, drawing complex lines on the muddy bank. Foraging for food they’ll carve a clear trail, but with the next tide all will be blank....................... Beautiful lines showing close observation! Perfect rhyming and smooth flow! A ten!
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