Do Ducks Smile?

People were queuing in parks, woods, everywhere.
All the houses stood back empty.
The sun was shining, and the air was warm.
The buzzards circled high above. Children flew kites on the meadow, and the skylark flew singing over my head for the first time this year.
Some girls directed their horses through the shallow water into the lake but one of the riders came too far out.
The horse sank in, and so did the rider. The horse was gasping for air and the girls squealed.
First in fright and later in laughter, as everything went well.
And then I ask you again: Do ducks smile?

20 Comments on “Do Ducks Smile?

  1. I have no doubt that ducks smile — and I’m pretty sure they sometimes laugh at us, too. 🙂 Lovely, Hanna!

    • A Duck Thought Bubble: “Why do they throw their food away? Don’t they like bread those big two legged creatures?”
      Thanks a lot, Heide 😊

      • Ha ha! I’m sure we humans do a LOT of things that puzzle ducks. 🙂

      • You are SO FUNNY! But also so correct … I fear “the duck channel” would be nothing but recipes for bread crumbs and updates on migratory routes. 🙂

      • Haha! I think it would make sense in an otherwise chaotic world. What shall we eat, and how do we get there 😊

  2. I’m sure they smile. I have 3 ceramic ducks made by a very competent artist, and they are all smiling. xx

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