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Member since 26 May 2011
Member from Tuakau
I saw a Tui yesterday high in my kowhai tree
I was enchanted by the bell like tones it sang for me
Keeping still I strained my eyes to catch a glimpse of him
Or maybe her, I wasn't sure, the light within was dim
It really is distinctive, the song of this lovely creature
Also known as parson bird, a white throat tuft its' feature
Feathers black but caught in sunlight shots of varied greens
shimmering and shining as it poses, primps and preens
A yellow kowhai blossom slowly drifted to the ground
To join a hundred thousand others scattered all around.
Dropped and scattered by this busy nectar sipping bird.
Fascinated, as I watched, it dropped a little turd;
However wearing birdy poop was worth the price to pay
To see that lovely Tui in my kowhai tree that day
Member since 25 Aug 2006
Member from Auckland
Thank you Murg
Member since 24 Feb 2010
very nice thanks
Bon soir mon ami. Merci - and I hope you and the lovely mrs Fonske are keeping well...
Member since 02 Jun 2010
Member from Pukekohe
Hey wanda just came across this clever piece I liked that poetry, you do have a talent, keep them coming or send into g-ups to publish,
Member since 21 Jan 2007
Member from Katikati
What a lovely sound the Tui bird makes you have described it so well in your poem. I have also written a children's poem abour a Tui which I will post. All the best
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