PATH THROUGH THE MARSHES




This morning I enjoyed a walk in the Pego marshes. The river and canals were flowing over the paths into the rice fields and herons and egrets flew overhead. On my return I wrote these two short poems, in acrostic and tanka form for Wendy Pratt's online poetry course. If you are interested in improving your writing I recommend Wendy who is an inspiring tutor, her web page is below. 


https://wendyprattpoetry.wordpress.com/readings-courses-events-stuff/

HERON


Hidden in emerald rushes
Elegant neck stretched skywards
Reed stick legs balanced in mud slick
Opal wings spread like silk fans rising
Noiseless into the cloudless blue.



RIO SALINAR

  
The river ebb slows
as it winds through bulrushes,
reflecting pea greens,
as exploding pepper down
drifts over paddies of rice.




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