Tuesday, November 21, 2017

the ingenuity of survival

                                                                                                   Author: Charlesjsharp
Image: A Giant Kingfisher with a Tilapia
( a composite of four images).(here)  Left to right:
   1. kingfisher returns to perch with fish.
   2. she smashes it against the post to break its spine.
   3. job done.
   4. and here's the blood to prove it.

the 11 of 12 given words:
shimmy (a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body)
moon monkey crime fly strap sword chop sting kiss relish 

the wonder of natural instinct
the ingenuity of survival
perfected through time
a shimmy routine for a giant kingfisher

happened on a bright moonlit night
no monkey business neither a crime
just fly in with sword drawn
out from the strap

she swooped in and emerged
with a live tilapia in between her beaks

a prized possession to be readied
bashed off with a dull chop
a stinging smash
a loving kiss and with such relish
dinner was served

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #326
Sanaa's at Real Toad's  - the tuesday platform 


  1. The kingfisher is a wonderful bird... but I've never considered them killers...

  2. My goodness! I have never seen anything like it!

  3. Goodness! What an awesome bird and your words are perfect for it!

  4. Could be a sad fate for the dinner

  5. Now every time I do a shimmy I will of maimed tilapia...