Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

A Satin Bowerbird (A Short Pantoum)


Rearranging blue
ornaments and shiny words
perfects your pantoum
Mister Bowerbird.

Ornaments and shiny words;
wizardry
Mister Bowerbird,
but you’re always so busy.

Wizardry
perfects your pantoum,
but you’re always so busy
rearranging blue.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Topic(s): nature


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  • Valsa George (3/24/2014 12:22:00 AM)

    The bower bird is so busy arranging and rearranging objects to decorate his cage! So Mr Bird has his apartment ready to invite Miss bird....! The comparison of building his nest to writing a pantoum by arranging words in the right order is very ingenious! ! (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (3/10/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    I'd never heard of bowerbirds or pantoums before reading this and you have inspired me to find out more about both. A clever rhyme. (Report) Reply

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