Suzette Richards

Rookie - 360 Points (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

Sacred Ibis - Poem by Suzette Richards

the sacred ibis
flocking on the parapet
she used to live there
I still hear my daughter's laugh
emigrated to other climes

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Sacred ibis: Threskiornis aethiopicus: - In Ancient Egypt, sacred ibis were heralds of the flood and symbolized the god Thoth, god of wisdom and master of time. They were also of practical use to the villages, making pools safe to bathe by feeding on the water snails that carried the bilharzias liver parasite.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 23, 2012

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