Come Young Pirates, A White-Tailed Fox Causes Great Alarm (X X X I I)
Ah! Spain's illustrious Canary Islands!
Life's primal vials shaken by nature's hand
stoked by cloud filled skies framed in rustic blue
giving might to an ocean's sheltered view.
Peering from above, a Chaffinch's quick look,
warming eggs from its twigged and grass lined nook;
the Chiffchaff warbling in its leafy domain
greeting us passersby with a throaty refrain,
Stonechat's sitting with a winking glance
resembling lithe Robins in length and stance.
In each glade uniqueness of specie found;
Berthelot Pipits nesting on the ground,
the Cream-Colored Courser with black striped eyes
pecking at sand under cloud drenched skies,
yellow breasted Gray Wagtail's singing in trills
catching insects beneath a marshy hill,
a male flutters, chirping with manly boasts,
prepared by nature for this day of note,
females listening with discreet charm
while a white-tailed fox causes great alarm!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: pirate,story,birds,wildlife,canary,island
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Come Young Pirates, is a series of adventurous and descriptive sea poems. In this segment the Captain and his crew are on a mission hiking through one of the Canary Islands. The Captain takes note of some of the island's wildlife!