Francis Duggan


On Sanderling - Poem by Francis Duggan

The sanderling are flying north today
To their breeding grounds on the Arctic shores from here far away
They will return with their young for to greet the southern Spring
The call of Nature is an amazing thing
These amazing travelers of the coastal sky
They travel north thousands of miles to breed and then to their southern Wintering beaches fly
For birds not much bigger than sparrows quite amazing indeed
That they can find their way far south and then far north to breed
In Summer on Victoria's beaches them i often do see
Eating the marine life washed in by the sea
In small flocks at low tide they feed on their tiny prey
And from every incoming wave they turn and run away
On their warm and sunny Wintering beaches them i often does see
These wonders of Nature are amazing to me.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 7, 2016



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