Custom Search

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.



.............................................


Painted Lady butterfly

Burchell's Zebra

Northern Bluefin Tuna


.......................................................


Dangerous tree in Warwickshire

Unusual cloud-form over Launceston

Mermaid

More Norfolk koans

Index of blog contents

Spirituality websites worth watching

Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments:

Blogger anne altman said...

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

12:02 pm  
Anonymous steroids shop said...

Informative articles and news, great to read all the responses and input, thanks for your contributions and opinions.

9:03 am  
Blogger GuildWars2Items said...

The past is gone and static. Nothing we can do will change it.Ultimate Game Card, the future is before us and dynamic. Everything we do will affect it Buy Xbox Live Points, You laugh at meCheap Minecraft Gift Code for being different , but I laugh at you for being the same.

The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past rs gold. To change your future, alter your decisions today Runescape gp, Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards rs gp, but it takes character to keep you there.

2:20 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home