Terry Dawson

Silver Star - 4,068 Points (1955 / Harare, Zimbabwe.)

Collaring The Elephant - Poem by Terry Dawson

Entranquiled by a darted potion
Upon his bushheld range,
The elephant's world is in slow motion
It seems almighty strange.

Presently he falls down in slumbers;
People rush to his side
For they would track him as he wanders
His range in easy stride.

And when his paraplegia clears,
He is enhanced by tech
For a transmitter now he wears
In collar round his neck.

And by the means of this device,
As all will surely guess
The bearings, when they're measured twice,
His whereabouts express.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The researchers with Elephants Alive place radio collars on wild elephants in Limpopo Province of South Africa to track their movements as part of their research activities.

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 6:03:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 8, 2016

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