Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)

Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)


Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)

quick steps, quick steps
masked lapwings two, in concert brisk
like law lords at court, in deep
conversation, natter, natter, natter
whatโ€™s the matter?
guilty I say
what say you?
natter, natter, natter,
parading grandeur,
doubly resplendent, in feathered robes,
the legal garb,
with hands clasped, in arrears
dress pinned, perhaps
busy day, busy day
must be on our quick step way
kak, kak
kak, kak, kak


For Selma in the City ๐Ÿ˜€ – we talked about the plover legal fraternity some years ago (finally I got around to writing the poem).

8 thoughts on “Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)

  1. Hi Gabrielle … love your poem (I have a special place in my hearts for plovers … such interesting birds), and I have missed your blog. Yes it seems I’m back from hiatus again, but with me you never quite know how long this will last. Haha. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. hehe – unlike the crow, they are rather bird-brained, tho’, always standing in the middle of the road (although their metaphorical equivalent here could arguably be said to be birdbrained, too ;-))

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