Monday, October 12, 2009

Blue Pride




No doubt the haughty peacock is pretty self-possessed,
He expects each hen that meets him to be terribly impressed.
He struts his way around upon the grass, and flourishes his tail,
Knowing that his gorgeousness is never known to fail.
The fascinating 'eyes' grow wide, and sparkle in the sun;
The crown upon his head denotes a certain Number One!
He puts a mighty effort into every strut and preen,
Certain he's the proudest peacock there has ever been.
He builds up to his moment (and a moment's all there is);
Just a speedy mating ; hardly time to say 'Gee Whiz!'
Meanwhile the dowdy hens close by don't deal in party tricks;
They merely peck contentedly, dreaming of future chicks.
Their feathers may be boring brown, their tails not wide or high,
But they look smug because they know they don't even have to try!
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A special bird here:

12 comments:

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

LOL! Cute poem!

Hagemor said...

What a nice photo, have a nice day

Anne Fannie said...

Peacocks are such a pretty bird!
Happy Blue Monday
~Ann

Cindy said...

Nice poem. So true.
cindy

Sally said...

Happy Blue Monday, Brenda!

You've got the wrong link up for Blue Monday. It should be:

http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Could you change it, please?

Sally said...

Nice poem to a lovely bird. Happy Blue Monday, Brenda.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a fun poem, and a beautiful bird! This put a smile on my face. I love the part about the dowdy hens. LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

jeanne said...

Beautiful peacock and beautiful clever poem.

Hugs, Jeanne

Mary said...

Very nice! I love your poem. I hope you are having a great blue Monday.

LV said...

A very good poem to accent your beautiful peacock photo. They are one of the prettiest birds.

claudie said...

Hi Brenda
I'm in Canada
I see on your profile, that you moved to Zimbabwe...we always tell our kids about Zimbabwe, it took them a long time to realize there was such a place.. and Cape Town, lovely.
You have been a very busy lady.
Happy Blue Peacock Monday
Love Claudie
xoo

Shy said...

What a nice shot, lovely peacock.