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Vespertina Cognitio

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Overhead, pelicans glide in threes—
their shadows across the sand
dark thoughts crossing the mind.
Beyond the fringe of coast, shrimpers
hoist their nets, weighing the harvest
against the day's losses. Light waning,
concentration is a lone gull
circling what's thrown back. Debris
weights the trawl like stones.
All day, this dredging—beneath the tug
of waves—rhythm of what goes out,
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Dr Antony Theodore 30 April 2020
All day, this dredging—beneath the tug of waves—rhythm of what goes out, comes back, comes back, comes back. very good poem. tony
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Stacy M Stephens 30 April 2020
I enjoy the imagery in this poem. Felt like a spectator watching from shore. Yes, its true....what goes out comes back.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 30 April 2020
Well executed. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 30 April 2020
Life of fisherman follows the sun as the last source of livelihood In the insane chest of the sea In the darkness of twilight Seeing the poor traveler on weighing of life........ great expressive
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Richard D Remler 01 May 2019
for a moment this reminded me of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Excellent imagery, picture perfect if you've sat and watched them. I enjoyed reading this. Well expressed. tfs
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Ruta Mohapatra 30 April 2019
Brilliant imagery! A nice poem of the day!
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Lawerence Mize 30 April 2019
Really enjoyed this poem. Had a nice flow to it. I could picture in my mind's eye the sea, the pelicans and activity described. Great job.
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 April 2019
Dark thoughts crossing the mind! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 30 April 2019
" Rhythm of what goes out, comes back, comes back, comes back" . Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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weighing the harvest against the day's losses Very good expression. Congrats dear poetess.
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