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Peggy's Cove, Where God Laid HIs Hand.
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is from Nova Scotia folklore.

Peggy’s Cove, Where God Once Laid His Hand


 


The lightning flashed and the thunder crashed


The waves beat the ocean foam upon the rock


The screams echoed off shore lost forever more


Like the dreams lost there off that barren shore


 


Bodies like broken deck boards adrift on the sea


Folks on the shore stood helpless praying


To the God who guides the souls of the lost


As the wicked North wind bit deep like night time frost


 


Then a feeble cry in the darkness on the edge of stone


A girl child crying for her mother lost and so alone


A miracle survivor God presented to the ladies arms


They called her Margaret, little Peggy of the cove


 


To this day this scenic bay of lighthouse, pounding surf and rock


Where tourists visit, fishermen fish, artists and poets rove


A place of beauty unsurpassed, where God once laid a hand


Is one more of his reminders, this place called Peggy’s Cove


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/24/2006
Thank you for sharing this poetic tale from a lovely locale, Felix. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/23/2006
Filled with beauty and sadness, an excellent poem!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 3/23/2006
Beautiful, sad tale. Your words really give us a good visual. That wicked North wind is as cruel as it is beautiful at times...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/23/2006
i love the sea and really enjoyed reading this delightful poem/tale of your surrounding habitat ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/23/2006
Wonderful srtory/poem Felix!!

Thanks for sharing my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/23/2006
The ocean has always held a charm for me, though when it's angry it scares the hell out of me. Nicely done Felix.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/22/2006
Where tourists visit, fishermen fish, artists and poets rove"

Would love to see this place someday that you write so beautiful of Felix...really enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Gloria Gay 3/22/2006
A wonderful feel of the sea, Felix. Vibrant words in a well done poem.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/22/2006
Dearest Felix...Stand up and take a bow for this is where you excel. You should write a book of sea lore...check out the history of the earth's costline and do just like this. Write the lore of the sea. With this as your gift you'll never fail.

You have my best wishes for this loving piece.

Peace and sunshine,
Susan
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/22/2006
When did this happen, Felix? When did the stories begin? Always fascinated with folklore and how it originated. Poor little lamb.
Surely she must have had a purpose as the only survivor. I've never been to Novia Scotia. Do you have a pic of Peggy's Cove? I sound like a four year old, don't I? Oops, another question, lol. Chilling write. Enjoyed...

Lin
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/22/2006
Felix,

I've never heard the tale, but you convey it so strongly in verse and imagery, one will never forget once they've heard it. Well done, my friend, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.



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