Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Duckfeathers - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

They say that water, with some luck
runs off the feathers of a duck
which means I think that feathers would
keep dry the ducks as well they should.
And why would ducks, I ask, wear feathers
if unprotected in all weathers,
they might as well go waddle nude,
though naked ducks look rather rude.
If you can see a different meaning
in this, perhaps to do with preening,
or something else entirely
let me invite you to feel free
to write a poem about ducks
but do not say that this one sucks.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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