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She makes her nest upon the water

When winter solstice comes to call

Calms the ocean, silences the wind

Ever elusive, this halcyon, so small

She sleeps among the rippling waves

Then flies away, we know not when

And so we wait until the time is right

For this wondrous bird, to return again


Ragtag Daily Prompt – Halcyon

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