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The Cormorant on the Lake | by Jan 130
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The Cormorant on the Lake

dries its wings in the typical cormorant pose. I don't know if this is one of the birds in my last upload, but I very much like this poem about cormorants. I have known it since I was a child - perhaps you do too !

 

The common cormorant (or shag)

Lays eggs inside a paper bag,

You follow the idea, no doubt?

It's to keep the lightning out.

 

But what these unobservant birds

Have never thought of, is that herds

Of wandering bears might come with buns

And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.

 

-- Christopher Isherwood

 

~ Processed in Topaz Studio with a gorgeous texture from Cris Buscaglia Lenz - thanks so much Cris ! ~

 

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Taken on January 14, 2020