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The Loon
by The Poetess

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I wrote this directly after a flash flood destroyed my Alstead, NH neighberhood. As I sat in a strangers unfriendly cottage, numbly staring at a lake, a loon called to my aching heart. . .

The Loon

by The Poetess (SRP)


As winter teases this cottage on shore,

It’s freezing surface challenges

The warmth in my core.

But I can still hear it,

Through the frosty mist,

Calling for me to release my pain.

So subtle, so soft, yet clear. . .

The loon crying in the rain.

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Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/19/2011
I was blessed to spend quite a few summer nights in a cabin on a lake in Maine. Waking up in the middle of the night to their magical sound is something I will never forget.
The place in Maine where I go now is back in the forest- but coyotes are just as amazing to me with their howls. Nature heals like nothing else.

Reviewed by Judith Ann (Reader) 11/12/2010
You are so right that releasing our pain is key to embracing our future with hope and light.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/2/2010
Soul-stirring and compelling are your verses, Poetess. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/28/2010
Listen to the loon for it knows you. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/26/2010
Beautiful have a new your writing!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/26/2010
I've always been captivated by loon calls in the mist. One of earth's oldest and wisest birds.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/26/2010
Living here in NH myself, I can appreciate the meaning in this.
Well done.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/25/2010
Parts of New Hampshire was hit hard, according to the news. I pray you are doing better...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/25/2010
Highly atmospheric, charged with meaning.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/25/2010
Crazy as the loon, huh nature can take it away all so fast. The loon is a haunting creature with an eerie call, one that sounds like a wolf at times and then a tremolo pitch...could have been an omen. The loons are the main characters in my novel The Buckskin Skirt Oar Traveler. They are beautiful with red eyes naturally. It's a healing poem, and I hope you are healing...Blessed Be.

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 8/25/2010
Sometimes in the midst of pain, we find a glimmer of hope that turns us into a beacon of light. Wonderful words in this piece!

Reviewed by George Carroll 8/25/2010
Great imagery amidst devastation and always looking for a better tomorrow.
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