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Sliding Terrapin

Red eared terrapin , known for sliding into water quickly.

31 total reviews 
Comment from adewpearl
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Great pairing of photo with poem, which is in excellent 5/7/5 syllable count
great descriptive detail
that makes this scene easy and pleasing to picture :-)
I also like the sensory appeal of the sun's warmth.
Brooke

 Comment Written 21-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 22-Oct-2013
    Thank-You for taking the time to read and review my poem.Rubylou
Comment from christopherjl
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Mmmm... Toasty warm cute little guys! Thanks for sharing this piece. I have nothing to say to improve on the writing so I'll just say I hope you did well in the contest (or do well)

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 21-Oct-2013
    Thank-You for your kind review. Rubylou
Comment from tfawcus
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Very good! I didn't know that terrapins had red ears! Had to look it up and found that not only do they have great red flashes behind their eyes like Ninja turtles but that hundreds of them are terrorising Hampstead Heath's pools - aggressively chomping their way through other pond life. Now I'd never have known that if it hadn't been for your educational little poem! I feel like staging a demonstration against the Ninja terrapins of Hampstead Heath. Nasty vicious little things! Your poetry could stir a nation!

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2013
    Thank-You for the great review.
Comment from mystery poet
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The presentation for this entry is super.
Color and art is eye-catching to the reader.
Not familiar with this terrapin,but I do know
that you are within the strict restrictions of
the contest and I wish you well.

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2013
    Many thanks for the great review.
reply by mystery poet on 16-Oct-2013
    My pleasure.
    LOL::}}
    Joyce
Comment from GWHARGIS
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Really cool haiku. I liked the imagery in the short piece. The meaning was clear and the rhythm was great. Nicely done.

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2013
    Thanks for the great review.
Comment from nelliesellie
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I love turtles. They seem like they would move awkward. But they seem to have a lot of grace. I like watching them. They put my mind in a peaceful mood. I hope we never get rid of the natural sites. It keeps us people in the right frame of mind. Great picture and poem.

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2013
    Thanks for the great review.
Comment from ElegantButler
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Such a simple life, and yet the terrapin does not seem to mind, finding comfort where so many smarter types would find boredom. Good work!

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2013
    Thank-You for your kind review.
Comment from mumsyone
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sliding terrapin
semiaquadic (semi-aquatic) red-eared
basking in sun's warmth

I can relate to your 5-7-5 because my late husband and I camped near a creek in Alabama and saw hundreds of turtles basking in the sun during the daytime.

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2013
    Thank-You for your thoughtful review. Yes, they bask and these red eared terrapin scatter into the water as soon as they feel threated.
Comment from Capricorn30
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Even turtles enjoy the sun's warmth as expressed in a well-crafted writing;
Good alliteration in "sliding";
"semiaquatic";
"sun's";
"terrapin"--a type of turtle which I have not heard of--I think they are rather cute--for a turtle!

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2013
    OK, Yes, they are cute. LOL I saw them in a zoo where I took the picture. I then researched a little about them to write the poem. Thank you so much for your very kind review.
Comment from Dorothy Farrell
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A perfect 5/7/5 for the Reptile Nature contest. I'm not sure weather 'sliding' is amusing which is not allowed, or whether this is their name type. A good write and Good luck in the contest. Regards Dorothy

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2013


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2013
    Yes, the red-eared terrapin is also known as the Sliding terrapin because it slides quickly into water when it is threatened. Thank-You for your thoughtful review.
reply by Dorothy Farrell on 15-Oct-2013
    That's fine - thanks for the information. Regards Dorothy - in that case a perfect 5/7/5 with no humour.
reply by Dorothy Farrell on 15-Oct-2013
    That's fine - thanks for the information. Regards Dorothy - in that case a perfect 5/7/5 with no humour.
reply by Dorothy Farrell on 15-Oct-2013
    That's fine - thanks for the information. Regards Dorothy - in that case a perfect 5/7/5 with no humour.
reply by Dorothy Farrell on 15-Oct-2013
    That's fine - thanks for the information. Regards Dorothy - in that case a perfect 5/7/5 with no humour.