Sunday, April 1, 2018

a skill in 'a push and a pull' system

                                                                                              Author Charlesjsharp
Image:  Black-headed weaver male
(Ploceus cucullatus) in the act of
nest building (here)

the 12 given words:
eggs skin listen muffle pit pry
close push clay whistle yard touch 

maturity of the eggs
abundantly clear under the skin
listen to the muffled sounds

a logical signal for action
the male bird to pit its prowess
in a 'pry open or close' strategy
a skill in 'a push and a pull' system
a natural phenomenon
even for a first-time 'daddy male'

unlike a clay-pigeon in a shooting
contest that could just fly past
it was serious business

in unison with other proud males
in no time whistles of pride filled the air
the backyard alive with a chorus of songs
perhaps upon their completion

what a touch of class!

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #345
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #397

12 comments:

  1. Simply wonderful Hank, how you incorporate the given words is amazing.

    Yvonne.

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  2. I notice how the birds are beginning to nest. You have to claim your part of the wood.

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  3. Have to get the best spot and sing out when you find it

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  4. Unlike humans, the male birds are born knowing what to do.

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  5. Isn't it amazing what birds just know to do....such skill with building nests....wonderful poem and we are both thinking about birds in our poems this week.

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  6. This is exciting, you have captured my interest and made me wish i was there in person

    much love...

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  7. I love a poem - and a yard - full of birds!

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  8. you can learn a great deal watching nature.. loved this poem...

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  9. Truly I discovered this article more enlightening, a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this article.
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