Francis Duggan

The Magpie Larks Are Birds - Poem by Francis Duggan

As familiar to people as the magpie or the pale eyed crow
The magpie larks are birds every Australian does know
Dainty black and white birds heard and seen every day
Near to where people do live they are happy to stay
The birds known to many by their familiar song of pee wee
Build their cup shaped nest of mud on low branch of tree
The female lays a few pale eggs with spots of light brown
Birds who feel quite at home in the parks of the town
Familiar to everyone well loved and well known
One can say of them they are Australia's own
In courage one might say they do not lack
For to defend their borders bigger birds they even attack
Familiar to many and familiar to me
Every day of the year them i hear and i see.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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