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*scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

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First time I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher
I thought it was a vision,
So elegant in bridal gown,
So rare, the long train trailing behind.
Looking out of place in this arid high plain.
I was in the rough part of McKenzie Park
Full of thorny mesquite and prickly pear cactus,
rattlesnakes and horny toads,
Seemed like everything came armed for combat,
Except for this improbable bird

Singing on a fence,
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Sonya Florentino 15 July 2009

i love that 'improbable' bird... indeed it must have been like a dream surreal!

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Susan Jarvis 14 July 2009

I love the 'long train trailing behind' and the 'diva rising into her blue notes' - such an elegant contrast to the harsh landscape. A beautiful tribute to the scissor-tail swallow. S :)

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rago rago 08 July 2009

fine write........ well crafted words..........

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