15 Nov: dVerse Quadrille “Wings”

A Cormorant

It moves slowly, its breadth
opens up,
then comes the flapping
and beating of wings,
out of the fog bank,
an escapee from imprisonment,
a release from mist,
and it settles on a rotting post
in the middle of the salt marsh.
A cormorant.

for De’s Quadrille “Wings” at dVerse Poets. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Image is mine created using AI MidJourney.

18 responses to “15 Nov: dVerse Quadrille “Wings””

  1. I used to love watching them hang their wings out to dry. We have a Wetland place 10 minutes away.

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    1. We have pigeons sitting in the birdbath, holding one wing skyward as if catching the rain in their armpit, which of course isn’t really an armpit but I don’t know what else to call it. What’s that all about?

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        1. 😂 It’s a bird pigeon, not a stool pigeon.

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  2. Lovely, Misky. We, too, have a nature preserve within walking distance. Birds of all sort love the pond there.
    Hope you’re doing well. 🌹


    1. I’m doing fine, and thanks for thinking of me. ❤️

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  3. Beautiful, Misky. I love all sea birds, so much.

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  4. Quadriliffic work, M.

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  5. Cormorants are fascinating, but also a bit scary


    1. I always think of Dracula’s cap when they spread their wings to dry.


  6. Beautiful description

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  7. Beautiful image and your character study is appreciated. We’ve had some cormorants around here the last couple of years, but somebody ended up poisoning them 😦

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    1. Tha’s awful that they’d be poisoned!



      1. Fishermen around here take their fishing very seriously and consider them a threat to fish populations 😦


  8. What a great species !

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