Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Keeping An Eye Out!


'Don't look at him, Myrtle!' Sophie said;
'Don't even blink or turn your head!
Merely act as though unaware!
We don't know that he's got chips in there!
That blue packet may just hold soap!
But we mustn't give up hope!'
And so they preen by the riverside;
Dip and wallow, float and glide,
Giving little darting glances,
Pondering about their chances.
Trying hard to understand
What is there, in his right hand.
But should he start to eat some lunch
They'll squawk around him in a bunch!
They'll fly and flutter, fight and scream,
Each for himself. Forget the team!
Later, replete, they'll contemplate
'All things come to those who wait.'

Another attack of bad behaviour here:


Gattina said...

Very nice, photo an poeme !

Tammie Lee said...

I love your birds perspective, so fun.

eileeninmd said...

Nice poem, I enjoyed your post and photo!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

always great photo accompanied with great poem

EG CameraGirl said...

Good one! So, did you wait around to see if they got any?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the opening bird dialogue and then a poetic description! Great complement to the image!

Viennadaily said...

A peaceful, I love it when photographers snuck behind people who are thinking :D

Great thoughts from the birds too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great observation -- picture and poem both!

Eden said...

Nice poem and a beautiful image. The place is so relaxing.

Hage og Foto entusiast said...

Nice. Look like he enjoy the sight and the swans.:)

NatureFootstep said...

a nice place to sit for a while :)

Hootin Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I love this. It reminds me of my father. So very much. Warms my soul.

Here is my Watery Photo, hope to see you stop by to view. It's always great to have you visiting.

Judy said...

I enjoyed the poem. What a nice place to sit and watch.

Cheryl said...

Very nice. Always wondered what the geese/ducks were thinking as they float by!

Inay said...

Nice one...
two thumbs up....