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Carol J Phipps

About Terns

Who would have thought one pun
could be so much fun?

It was an impressive ternout,
this assembly on the beach.
There were more of them today.
Well, one good tern deserves another.
Last night I terned to the bird book.
The Wilson Tern is often called
the Common Tern. Does that make
him your tern or my tern?
Everyone should have a tern.
The Least Tern is so called
because he is the smallest.
You shouldn't diss him--
he could be a tern for the better.
The Caspian Tern must have
flown all the way from Turkey,
or maybe Russia to get here.
He might be a terncoat.
The Royal Tern finds the
ordinary crooks and terns of
life annoying. He answers
the seagull's greedy cry with
Tern it down, you Hoodlum,
I'm trying to sleep.

--Elaine Parker Akin

(This photograph received an 'Honorable Mention'
in last week's pBase "Show and Tell" contest.)

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LynnH21-Aug-2018 01:18
Tern it down... that's so clever! V
larose forest photos20-Aug-2018 03:25
An amazing photo, and especially beautiful - terns are such elegant birds. Love the tern puns too!! V
Dennis Hoyne19-Aug-2018 00:29
Wow! So beautiful, the poem and the image. Bv
Mieke WA Minkjan18-Aug-2018 11:34
perfect shot to underline the beautiful poem V
jeanb18-Aug-2018 04:14
Wonderful capture of the tern and the poem is priceless.
laine18-Aug-2018 03:25
Congratulations to you for your win the clever way they hover, oh to have such ability.
Your Godmother's poem is very witty and well written. VV
Graeme17-Aug-2018 09:28
Beautiful in every way, Carol and words to match.V!!
Edwardo 17-Aug-2018 04:00
Good humor and my Tern to learn more about Terns than I ever knew. LOL! Clever! Creative! Dynamite picture, too. V
cits_4_pets14-Aug-2018 01:53
Great timing!
Bryan Ramsay25-Jul-2006 02:58
Very nicely composed, great shot! -BJ
Guest 18-Jul-2006 01:28
What a great shot, balanced beautifully and I love the water crash the rocks. Vote.
laine8216-Jul-2006 05:05
Such a beautiful capture, Carol. I like your friend :>) GMV
Tom Munson10-Jul-2006 03:17
Terrific image.
Sheila08-Jul-2006 09:48
Beautifully captured.
Mindy McNaugher08-Jul-2006 04:32
Absolutely exquisite image!!! Makes me long to be near the ocean! Magnificent capture! Vote!
Cindi Smith08-Jul-2006 02:42
This is great with the rocks and water! Very well done and this has my vote as well!
Char07-Jul-2006 03:11
Perfect! I'd know that dude anywhere. LOL GMV
Sue Robertson07-Jul-2006 02:24
I love this one Carol, the rocks and waves ad to the image.
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