Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

              Sonnet Four

Hiding behind a weeping willow,
her graceful locks of yellow-green,
at the edge of Langton Lake,
I stand statuesque, still as Little
Running Horse spying a sprinting
squirrel.  Through my binoculars
I observe a silent pair of egrets'
slow ballet in nuptial plumage.
My plan in motion is to sonnet
this pair until in fall they fly away.
Now standing in the water's edge
they are expert fisher-birds, spearing
unsuspecting fish with their yellow
beaks and swallowing them whole.

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