General Poetry posted November 15, 2010

This work has reached the exceptional level
they only wear it in spring

A Crest of Spring

by Eternal Muse

A crested cormorant in spring's largess!
The sight for weary eyes and tired minds;
By nymphs and seraphims he has been blessed -
A finer symphony is hard to find.

He only wears his splendid crest in spring -
The queen of seasons has proclaimed its crown!
Irrevocable splendor touched his wings,
A godly bird he's called in his home town.

Comes summer, and the royal crown is gone;
Until next spring his feathered head is bare.
And though he seems resentful and withdrawn -
The cormorant enjoys his crest affair.



Inspired by Joan E.'s "Birds for all seasons".

Cormorants are the most numerous and widespread North American marine diving birds. They occur in large numbers inland as well as on the coast. The biggest
phenomenon of these birds is that the crest that gives them their name, is only present in the spring!

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