Peeking Duck

duck crossing

Beneath a shade tree

long, sun-kissed legs

invite

a gentle breeze

teases

the edge of a wide brim hat

that he’s sure hides

the face of an angel.

He savors the view

before crossing the street

for lunch.

 

dVerse – Mish is hosting Tuesday Poetics.  I’m glad I kept this picture (however grainy) that I took almost four years ago.  It’s at the edge of the road near a park with a pond. When I saw the prompt today I knew I wanted to use it.

And one of my favorite songs about signs.

 

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26 comments on “Peeking Duck

  1. a gentle breeze
    teases
    the edge of a wide brim hat
    that he’s sure hides
    the face of an angel.

    Lovely stuff !

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  2. Love the viewpoint of a duck… maybe wishing I was one. 🙂

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  3. frankhubeny says:

    Nice poem positioned between a wonderful sign and a delightful song.

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    • colorfulpen says:

      Thank you, Frank. When I first saw that sign, I had to stop and take a picture because I’d never seen one like it before. That was in a nearby town. Closer to where I live, they’ve put up a turtle crossing sign by another pond.

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  4. Charley says:

    Enter the wolf? Your poem is sly, seductive. Nice light touch.

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  5. Nice post! But… He’s not going to eat her, is he? 😀

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  6. Your title is so clever, and your poem humorous as well. Good work!

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  7. jillys2016 says:

    The mood here is wonderful!

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  8. charmingly observed and the double entendres are food for thought

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  9. Mish says:

    Wonderful play on words with peeking duck and you’ve described this little snippet of his day so vividly. I really enjoyed it.

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  10. lillian says:

    Oh chuckling I am with the title and the sign…as in Peking Duck…but Peeking Duck here. Living right in the city of Boston, we walk by the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Public Gardens quite often. And every Mothers’ Day there is a Make Way for Ducklings parade with hundreds of parents and children dressed up somehow to look like ducks, or Officer Mccluskey etc….and the Harvard Band and a real officer on a big horse leads the parade. Google it and I’m sure you’ll see some very fun photos. Many of the parents have “marched” in the parade since they were little. There is just something magical about seeing a mamma duck leading her little ones.
    And then there’s the lovely mood in your poem…with the gentle breeze and the wide brimmed hat.
    LOVED this post! 🙂

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  11. sanaarizvi says:

    Loved the mood of your poem!❤️

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