Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Pelican















American White Pelican by John James Audubon
(One of my favorite birds, such great personalities!)


The Pelican

Stately fellow struts
To my side demanding food.
Alas, I have none.
Webbed feet retreat to fishers
Open mouth he glub-glubs fish
Without saying thanks.


Copyright 2008 JO Janoski

6 comments:

  1. I love the painting by this artist. I remember talking about him in my first grade class. Also the poem was wonderful.

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  2. Ha, the glub-glub is wonderful. I enjoyed this.

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  3. glub glub is good. nice painting/liked the poem more so

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  4. I love their wavetop flying formations. Skilled artizens of wind and sea. Arial dive bombing tactics. And lets not forget majestc sitting postures.
    Although, I do have a picture of one with the head of another sutck completely in his gullet as they were fighting over fish heads at a dock.

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  5. Cheeky devils, aren't they? No problem figuring out their place in the food chain, is there? Great job in a concise form. Cudos!

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  6. Perfectly rendered! The "glub-glub" really makes this poem a delight to read - especially accompanied by such a grand picture of the fella! I just don't know how these top-heavy dudes manage to lift off and fly. heh heh

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