Poem of the Day

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Eggshell Animals

 

Purple-coloured jellybeans

with tiny arms and legs

will prod and poke a hole in

their marble-sized white egg.

 

Once hatched, they’ll grow-up hairy

and have a leathery beak.

So are they some new kind of bird

whose wings became antique?

 

No, no.  It’s not a birdy thing.

Then could it be lizard?

No.  Fur won’t grow on reptiles …

unless tricked by a wizard!

 

At first they’re bald as pumpkins

and lap their mother’s milk.

But four months-old, a platypus

has fur like soft thick silk.

Celia Berrell

inspired by:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Y2h5zjpWU

  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #9

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2 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. Oh Celia, your poem is brilliant, but combined wiht the video, what riches! To encourage scientific thinking and wonder by poetry, just as they used to in Darwin’s grandfather’s time – or Shelley’s ‘The Cloud’ for instance! Wonderful! Congratulations! I do hope you are working on a series to be collected by someone and put together with the relevant videos! Virginia

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