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'Winter Pageant' by Anita Patel

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States of Poetry ACT - Series Three

'Winter Pageant' by Anita Patel

by
States of Poetry ACT - Series Three

Through damp drifts of umber
ducks parade past the National Museum.
A feathered armada,
flashing iridescent epaulettes,
they salute themselves
in plate glass windows.

And a flutter of parrots –
emerald and rose
hails their arrival ...

a flurry of silken scarves
flung in admiration
landing gently on the
ice pale grass.

Anita Patel

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