2 Apr 2012

Strictly For The Birds

First came the nest.
Then all the rest,
in season.
No further reason
needed for a pair
of birds, except where...
and how many eggs to lay.
One day,
a Mummy duck laid one.
"Way-hey! here I come!"
her duckling peeped
as the water seeped
around him.
"It's grim. I must swim!"
I'm not like that man.
He can
take off his shoes
and choose
to stay nest-bound,
on the ground.
I shall head for the high seas
if it please
me. My brain's not addled."
And off he paddled...

This is the Mag #111 picture by ParkeHarrison, which sent me dashing for my computer wizardry. This happened to give me the gift of duck 'shape', eventually. It set me versifying. April Fool's Day seemed an opportune date for such an offering....

20 comments:

  1. It does have a sort of Edward Lear feel to it.

    Very April the First!

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  2. It took me a while to link up your computer graphic with the Mag but now I see it ... hope you had a good day.

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  3. And I wonder how long he'll last in the nest...! Great fun!

    CJ x

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    1. Some kinda rhyme there! wow- thanks.

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  4. Haha I must use that last line when next at the seaside!

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  5. Great fun! Could be a kiddie's book, perhaps? I've always liked that word, "addled".

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  6. ha your rhyme was a lot of fun jinksy....

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  7. indeed entertaining....nicely done and thanks for

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  8. Are we the only creature in nature with this strange ability to wall ourselves off from life ?
    Great view

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  9. this was a hoot- or should I say it "qwacked' me up!

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  10. Always a fun read from you!
    Thanks.

    =)

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  11. Nice fun piece for the nice squiggly prompt pic!

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  12. spending too much time in the nest makes a duck lame.
    rel

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  13. Both image and Mag are fine as can be ... quack quack!

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  14. Oh, just ducky! Verse and image :o)

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