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  Joseph's Challenge
by Mr. Ed
Friday, July 29, 2005
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“If you could be anything, what would you be and why?

My challenge to all poets is to ponder this question and then write a poem about it.”

 

AD Author and Poet Joseph

 

 

 

There are truly many creatures that I admire

 

And many places on this earth I’d like to dwell

 

But if I had a choice in my very first reincarnation

 

Living the life of a loon in the north woods would be swell

 

 

This majestic aquatic creature of the northland

 

Is one of the oldest living bird species on this earth

 

Its ancestors roamed the world’s waters over 65 million years ago

 

And this fact truly fills my soul with both wonderment and mirth

 

 

The ancient Native American bands of the vast Great Lakes Region

 

Have very many legends about this intriguing bird we call the loon

 

I’ve been fascinated by this great ‘earth diver’ ever since childhood

 

And I love listening to its extremely haunting and eerie ancient tunes

 

 

And if I were allowed somehow to be born again on this planet

 

I would love to come back to my beloved north woods as a loon

 

Awakening each dawn surrounded by Creation’s magnificence

 

Swimming gloriously free and unfettered

 

And chanting their magnificent awe-inspiring tunes


 

 

I would also raise my many feathered younglings

 

To appreciate the bounty of earth’s glorious waters and woods

 

And every north woods evening I would lovingly call out to my mate

 

Knowing in my ancient heart and soul that our life together was truly good

 

 

 

©2005, Ed Kostro

 

 

 

 
 

 


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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 8/1/2005
Ed This poem is as flowing as the waters in which you would live and is so perfect for you as you are a very loving man in love with your mate and a Legend as well. This really is a comforting and nice poem and love everything about it and you and hope that if you have to come back to earth you will come back as the Loon.
Spacey xoox
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 8/1/2005
Wonderful poem
and intersting choice
love and peace
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/30/2005
wonderful wish and reasons for being a loon. The sounds of this bird is wonderful! I do miss the morning calls I often heard while living in Grande Cache and checking out the lake in the early morning for painting possibilies. It is a sound you never forget.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/30/2005
i like this
Reviewed by jude forese 7/30/2005
fantastic response, Ed ... i enjoyed the spiritual essence of this poem ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/29/2005
Funny, I would have thought you were already quite the loon...Ed ;)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/29/2005
"And chanting their magnificent awe-inspiring tunes"

I think this is a magnificent answer to the challenge, and
I too love the loons which I listen to daily on my cd. I
use it to meditate...This is glorious Ed!

Eileen
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/29/2005
This is awesome, Ed. I love the Loons too. You have not only met the challenge with a strong response, you have delivered an amazing tribute to the Loons.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/29/2005
Ed,

And what's wrong with being a loon? Their haunting calls at dusk are thrilling to listen to. :) You've surpassed Joseph's challenge brilliantly!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/29/2005
Well, apart from Mrs Bigfoot which we've already discussed at some length here Ed, think otherwise I would have to return as this piece of music - it's everything I might aspire to be: spirit, soul, sea, serene (haha, Kate!) and... sleep inducing...zzzzzzzzzzz oh, and BTW you would outdo the loon in looniness, I am sure. Truly an emblem of The World According To Kostro. Neat write and deft response to the challenge. That's all, folks. Looneytune Kate xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/29/2005
A wonderful response to the challenge, Ed. Lovely offering. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/29/2005
You missed out the "Y" Ed
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/29/2005
You did such a great job here Eddie..and only a man that truly love nature could be a loon....You!!

But hey I want to be that Big Fat Cat...so Watchit!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Pacific Ink (Reader) 7/29/2005
EXCELLENT work, Ed...

Pacific Ink
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/29/2005
The challenge has been met and won. Great poetry all the way through, that leaves you with the sense that in the wild, true happiness abounds.
Love the watercolor pic and loon.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/29/2005
terrific yet again, angel eddie; but i expect nothing less from you. you are a true talent, and i bow to your mighty pen! very well done; bravo!!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/29/2005
Splendid music and writing. Now I know what a loon is.

Happy swimming
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/29/2005
Great job! I love the "music of the loons".
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 7/29/2005
excellent offering to the challenge
Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/29/2005
Although in response to another poet's challenge, this is quite a strikingly original creative and spiritual vision. A great joy to read.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 7/29/2005
Dear Ed,

I was hoping and believing that you would respond to my challenge and you have done so in an extraordinary way.

I believe that you are one of those souls whose purpose in this life is to enlighten. You are fulfilling your mission well.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 7/29/2005
ooooooo... a challenge, LIttle Eddie? Hotdog! Hmmmmm... I'm one of those people who takes forever to make choices. Sigh... BUT... I do love these poetic challenges, sure do!

As you know, I have yet to see a loon "in person" though I've been close. All I wish now, is that YOU aren't my first! (grin) I'll see what I can do. Thanks... this is a lovely poem, too. katy xox
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/29/2005
Wonderful write and wish, Ed. This meets the challenge so well.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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