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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Butterfly meat

Picture: Limestone birdbath seen through binoculars. England. UK.


Harold Guiseley
Of Bramhope, Yorkshire,
Has five birdbaths
In his garden;
One for each day
Of the week.

On a fine Tuesday morning,
Harold is looking through
His Leica 10x14 Trinovid binoculars
At his Tuesday birdbath.

As he watches,
A Painted Lady butterfly
Alights dexterously
On the limestone rim
Of the birdbath.

Shortly afterwards,
A juvenile Starling
Executes a clumsy
Splash landing
And eats
The Painted Lady butterfly.

There's not a lot
Of meat
On a butterfly.

There's not a lot
Of meat
On a butterfly,
Compared with, say,
That found on
A Burchell's Zebra
Or on a Northern Bluefin Tuna,
Unless, of course,
You are a vegetarian.

But juvenile Starlings
Must make do with
What they can get.

Burchell's Zebras
And Northern Bluefin Tuna
Are rarely found
In English limestone birdbaths.

And it was
A life-changing experience
For the butterfly.



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Painted Lady butterfly

Burchell's Zebra

Northern Bluefin Tuna


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2 Comments:

Blogger anne altman said...

no there's not a lot of meat, but there is a lot of fur, aye?

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