Treasure Island

Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

Hiker (tankas)

Kangaroo paws brush
her legs.Spider orchids star.
The hiker is touched.
Tabanidae reels impel
her impromptu pas de chat.

Willie wagtail trills
pierce a magpie’s pastorale.
In dreams she’s transfixed.
Culicidae chafe winged love
duets or bright arias.

Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 22, 2013

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The magpie in the poem is the Australian Magpie.

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  • Valsa George (7/26/2013 12:04:00 AM)

    As ever, your world is lively with the ballets and operas of animals, birds and even flies! Only an observant eye will be able to see and enjoy them! Great Tankas! Nice to see you back, Diana! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/10/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    These notes have been in tune with Diane`s usual writes on life wild and far.
    These days you are writing less frequently Madam Diane....Why? (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (6/23/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    So much wildlife down-under providing you with an endless fount of inspiration. Very imaginative writes Diane. (Report) Reply

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