Francis Duggan

Asian Mynas - Poem by Francis Duggan

Their rough sort of song one could never mistake
You hear them all day to nightfall from daybreak
Their ancestors brought to Australia from places far away
And to millions of them Melbourne is home today
To suburbanites Asian mynas are well known
In voice and appearance distinctive with a charm of their own
Mostly brown in appearance with a familiar song
Once seen and once heard you cannot get them wrong
To C J Dennis the legendary Australian poet
The mynas are birds who are worthy of note
He noted their toughness on how they did thrive
Where most other species could not hope to survive
From human dwellings never far away
Where people are plentiful they like to stay.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 27, 2009

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