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  The Loon
by Walt Hardester
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Upon still waters she doth glide,
Her mate no longer at her side.

Loneliness now pervades her heart,
Her lifelong love and she did part.

The reason why she does not know,
Just that it was his time to go.

Alone she cries her sorrowful song,
Hoping it won't be so long.

That he and she will meet again,
In a place that never ends.

© 2007 Walt Hardester



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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 2/10/2011
Their haunting calls is a beautiful part of nature that fits well as the background for beautiful music. Beautiful yet sad write.
Reviewed by Penny Tidwell (Reader) 12/19/2009
what insite! I can honestly say I know what the Loon feels - first hand......Life must go on.... thanks for all your stories, and poems...you have touched my soul.

Penny
Reviewed by Dori Daigle 8/27/2009
I have just been doing a "look up" on loons and found your most lovely poem.
Very touching and made very visual for me.

Thank you
Dori
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/20/2008
The loon has such a plaintive song...A poignant poem that makes one think about the essence of life and death. I really like the picture!.....M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/23/2008
There's something special about the call of the loon. Thank you, Walt. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/16/2008
Don'[ have loons on Lisa Lake here at home, have swans sometimes, mallard ducks, sea gulls. Would like to eventually see a real loon, from your description and photo I truly would.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/30/2008
A beautiful fowl, the Loon, and so faithful they be. Truly enjoyed this descriptive poem of loss!

Micke
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 11/28/2007
Faithful write ~ As it should be...Ted
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/23/2007
A beautiful and poignant write my friend. Love lost affects us all, human, birds, and animals alike. There are many animals that mate for life also. I'm sure Mr. Ed could name them all. Having never heard a loon but being a loony, I can imagine the sadness of the cry.
Thank You,
Ann
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/21/2007
There is nothing like the tranquility call of the Loon. This hits home as it is our state bird (MN); A 15 mile boat ride,, to my parents cabin,,on Namakan lake, is a hideaway, I have grown with, the beauty,, and the call of the loon, will forever be within me.
I enjoyed this more than you could know.
Reviewed by Michael Guy 9/21/2007
What a touching observation to make in a poem. I never thought of it, and I love loons--the lonely cry of them up North on a mountain lake, but when you see them here in the South, there always alone and silent. I wonder, do loons mate for life? Beautiful pic, did you take it? You have some many more wonderful poems I have to get to!
best, mike
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/21/2007
Very beautiful pen....Hugssssssss
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/20/2007
This is so lovely Walt! EdK would adore this one the loons are his favorites. I have a midi of their sounds they are hauntingly beautiful.Thanks for sharing. Have missed you;-)

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/20/2007
Awwwww! This is such a heartwrenching tale, but written so delicately with such passion.....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/20/2007
A Beautiful Poetic write Walt
Thanks for sharing
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Dana Reed 9/20/2007
Walt, that's a beautiful poem for a gorgeous bird. It fits every living creature who's ever loved and lost their mate. Great job.

Dana
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 9/20/2007
Walt, this is truly a beautiful heart touching writing. This could also be used as a metaphor for a lost lover. I enjoyed this greatly.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/20/2007
Beautifully said and felt Walt!
Relationships of all kinds, feel the utter loneliness and some
have no reason why!
Hang in, I feel sadness
Many warm hugs to YOU!
Love the Loon!

Warm hugs and Warmer love! Warrior Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive! Healthy and STrong!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/20/2007
Beautiful metaphor here . . . Very nice . . .
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 9/20/2007
Sad and poignant work. It brings back fond memories of "On Golden Pond."
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 9/20/2007
You're making us take out our hankies! Great photo, too!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/20/2007
Heart touching Walt, beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/20/2007
I can so hear that lonely haunting call, a few weaks back I went camping and this simple loon lay off shore the beach almost the entire time singing this same song...sweet.

Fee
Reviewed by larry linville 9/20/2007
What a simple, beautiful look into the quiet heart of a loon.

Larry
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/20/2007
Walt it appears that the heart works this way, a great write and thank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/20/2007
Information: Did you know that swans are monogamous and that never take another mate should theirs die?
Maybe we should learn a little fedility from the birds, we sure don't learn from each other.
Georg
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/20/2007
Such a deep yearn! You vividly illustrated the feelings of a heart kept lonely in the waters of love
Reviewed by Jean Strickland 9/20/2007
Beautiful pain... that those of us lucky enough to experience love enough that one day we may feel that pain... then the joy of knowing the sun comes up over the horizen never to be dark again. Loved it Walt! Jean
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/20/2007
The yearning in this one is almost touchable...I guess there is a "loon" hidden deep inside of us!!

Sweet....bittersweet offering!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 9/20/2007
Nice work, this truly will help keep peotry alive!
Reviewed by John Leko 9/19/2007
...a silent write of hope...with only song of sadness heard.
well written...
John
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 9/19/2007
This one is sweet, Walk, and lonesome and mournful. Sad and hopeful at the same time!

Ted
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 9/19/2007
Cutie Pie! I truly adores Ya! Lovin You! Sissy
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/19/2007
What a beautiful poem you've penned, Walt. They have such a haunting cry: enjoyed this one very much. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/19/2007
How I love the sound of the loon: so mysterious, so unusual, so...spooky, especially when it's as dark as pitch outside! Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/19/2007
Oh, you're talking about the animal and here I thought you were speaking of yourself...e ;)
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/19/2007
Bonded together for life unto death. Something that our society should embrace rather than discard like an old pair of shoes.

For those whose life together is separated by death, I'm sure they too have a sorrowful song -- until they meet again.

This is a very moving and spiritual write. I'm glad I got to read it and have my life enriched.

Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/19/2007
so very sad when they cry-not so different from us in the same situation

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