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  Earth Diver
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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My Third Poem In Celebration

Of ‘National Wildlife Week,’

From My Nature Inspired Book,

Where The Redwing Sings



“Remember that all things are connected,

And that all things, have a purpose.”


A Native American Proverb



This very majestic aquatic creature of the northwood

Is one of the oldest living bird species, on Planet Earth

They have roamed the world’s waters, for 65 million years

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


The Native American Nations of the vast Great Lakes Region

Have numerous legends about this intriguing bird we call ‘Loon’

I’ve been fascinated by these creatures, ever since my childhood

And I love listening to their extremely captivating and haunting tunes


Although I could never do justice to the old Indian Loon Legends

This is my version of one that they’ve handed down through the ages

These very ancient Native American lake dwellers, respected all of life

And in my nature loving soul, I truly believe that they were ancient sages



In the beginning of all of Creation,

The world was a gigantic, black, void;

Kitchi-Manitou, the Creator, made the Sun,

And now, The Great Darkness, He destroyed.


As this new sun now rose up out of this darkness,

The Creator fashioned a bird, which He made wise;

And soon, this glorious new sun’s brilliant radiance,

Began reflecting in Earth Diver’s penetrating red eyes.


As the very first sunlight of this newly created world,

Began emerging, from the once eternally black night;

It magically began to distinguish itself quite prominently,

On this bird’s plumage – created so boldly black and white.


Then Kitchi-Manitou, The Great Creator of All Things,

Gave this Earth Diver one last extremely wondrous gift;

His voice can still be heard, in the Loon’s captivating wails,

Each and every morning, on the lakeshore, in the morning mist.



Since I still find this ancient Native American Legend so very intriguing

I will often journey to an uninhabited lake, with my trusty old fishing rod

But instead of fishing, I find myself totally captivated by the Loon’s voice

And quite often, I actually do believe that I really do hear the voice of God


Theirs is the captivating, eerie, ancient, voice

I so eagerly listen to, in the early morning mist

Their calls bring to me, such joyous tranquility

They are truly one of Creation’s wondrous gifts



©National Wildlife Week 2010, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Well done my loonatic friend. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
lovely write about these wonderful creatures!
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader)
Excellent write Ed!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
So enjoyed this Ed, the calls of the loon are simply beautiful~
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Lovely write my friend. As Canadian I always took them for granted but over the past few years to hear their calling to one another on a lake at sunset or sunrise always stirred strong emotions in my heart. Our One dollar coin features the Loon and is known by most Canucks as a Loonie.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
What Tom said, and a hundred times more on the looney part...e
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Quite an atmospheric myth you have told here.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Beautiful legend, Ed. I love the sound of the loon too. It's hauntingly enchanting! Great tribute to these miracles of nature.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos
"I will bear a feather near my heart, so with it, my heart can fly one day to the Great Spirit Manitou"

Wounded Eagle

Reviewed by Richard Arrington
Ed, this is a very good write. I hope you have a wonderful coming spring.
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