Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Peacock Story 10 - Oh Pretty Peacock - Poem by Alison Cassidy

Oh pretty peacock,
why perch you thus,
so haggard and so woebegone,
upon the wooden rail?

Is it that recent hail
has bombarded your skinny body
and left you primping your wet feathers
with a cold beak?

Or is it perhaps
that your bonnie mate (too late)
has left to nest elsewhere
after last month's lusty cacophony.

I'd like to invite you into my warm house.
But sadly I have two hungry cats…


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  • (12/6/2008 9:18:00 AM)

    Yea, another Peacock poem from Allie! I always look forward to reading your latest Peacock poem because I know I am about to be in the presence of kindness and empathy. (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Gale (12/4/2008 11:29:00 PM)

    Great poem. Did ya know that Elvis has a pair o' Peacocks indoor doorway window panes at Graceland? Peacocks and Humming birds r Nature's colorful beauty done naturally as if by paint.

    God bless all poets-MJG.
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  • (12/4/2008 12:54:00 AM)

    Alison, Only, beauty: nvitations - warm... But, preventions - still the best.........10........
    With love,
    Tsira
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  • (12/2/2008 11:06:00 PM)

    .................a fine tribute to Mr P, who is doubtless missing Miss P? (Report)Reply

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  • (12/2/2008 5:52:00 PM)

    Fantastic! Pea-hen knows the real colours of Peacock. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2008 1:50:00 AM)

    A wry poem that made me chuckle to myself. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/27/2008 4:55:00 PM)

    Allie, another delicious poem about the lovely Peacocks. Loved the remark at the end about your two cats.. Very witty. A really charming poem. Top marks and thanks for sharing it.
    Love and Hugs
    David
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  • Andrew Blakemore (11/27/2008 2:51:00 PM)

    This is a lovely poem Alison with a wonderfully witty ending. Top marks from me. Love, Andrew (Report)Reply

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  • (11/27/2008 6:36:00 AM)

    Gorgeous poem about a gorgeous bird. Love the that the cats got a mention too.. a real treat reading you again Allie. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • (11/25/2008 10:19:00 AM)

    The blue peacock is the 'national bird' of India, a free fowl that doesn't worry about cats and eats snakes, but sometimes much worried about men. This one is white I think, very sensitve and romantic. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/25/2008 5:01:00 AM)

    Oh Allie.. I just love all your peacock poems and glad to see this latest.... wish I was heading down your way to view them (and your latest showing(s) to be) .. but latest is - heading to PNG.. so, SO SO looking forward to seeing more than a Bird or 2 of Paradise... (and yes, thank you I DID! !) ...
    muchest aroha xx
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  • (11/23/2008 7:41:00 PM)

    Oh, Alison, I am on your wave-length to the max. You are obviously a nature lover and a kind caring woman. Enjoyed this very much. Good write. I have two cats. Strange cats make a daily trek to my yard and I feed them. Many bird feeders, as well. There is a muscovy duck at our local lake, one of its kind there. I began feeding him seed every day. I would call out, 'Baby, baby, where are you? ', as I approached his area. Within no time at all, he'd present himself and sashay his way to me, sometimes from quite a distance. He'd put his beak against my leg and feed from my hand. It was so touching and delicious. I wanted to 'steal' him and take him home. Husband wouldn't hear of it. Shall read more of your poems. You are good. My best, Carol (Report)Reply

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  • (11/23/2008 11:01:00 AM)

    An excellently flowing series of questions which are both rhetorical and descriptive...witty ending. Love it. t x (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2008 6:34:00 AM)

    Beautifully …
    The merciful mood decorates poetic feelings...
    «I'd like to invite you into my warm house.
    But sadly I have two hungry cats … » - it is witty … /10
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  • (11/22/2008 5:14:00 AM)

    You could have blow dryed him Alison, give a guy a break: -) Andy 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie Gultiano (11/22/2008 4:53:00 AM)

    he he.LOL..wow, Ali, you really love animals.Nice write, and enjoy
    reading this...He he..sadly..i have two hungry cats..I love this.
    More, more, more of this..LOL
    Love,
    Meggie
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 26, 2009


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