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The Shallow Waters of a Lake on a Summers Day

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The Shallow Waters of a Northern Lake

On the shallow waters where the birds do swim

the dogs look on.

Sun rays sharpen the white of the swans as the dogs look on.

Men with motor boats, just their toys,

as they are still just little boys

disturbed the stillness serene

as they circled their boats in between.

Gulls gliding over everyone in sight

Children chanting in delight.

Bags once had bread now billowing

in the wind as the dogs look on.

A fisherman frustrated by all this doing.

No fish for him today.

The man with the sailing boat now gone.

Two brave dogs ventured in

and chased a swan.

The smooth still waters

are silent again as swans and gulls

together all swim and the dogs look on.

Beautiful Lake