medhini chandran

A Strange Phenomenon

A strange phenomenon


Do cuckoos are of a special species?
Yes, we know: but what makes them so special?
Do they make nests of their own?
No, never: though these tiny
Birds don't require a large house.

They eat and grow and mate;
The females lay eggs in the crows' nests,
The crows sit over cuckoo's eggs
Unknowingly and incubate them with care.

When the eggs are hatched out
The little cuckoos come out
Make cooing sounds and fly away
Leaving the care takers like the crows behind.

Are the cuckoos cunning enough?
To leave their burden in other's care?
Do they have higher intelligence quotient?
Like cunning humans with higher intelligence quotient?
Any way, cuckoos, like some men
Exhibit this rare and strange phenomenon.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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