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Poetry Pleases: River Haikus

Meryl Nickels conjures up clear pictures in a series of three-line poems.

Steamer whistle blows
Lock Eleven looms ahead
paddles slow their beat.

Murray river flows
past rugged cliffs that hold fast
giant red gum trees.

Pelicans glide past,
silent ships. Majestic, proud,
pouched bills point the way.

Lock gates open slow
paddle steamer noses in
river levels fall.


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