Before man, there was only twilight upon the earth. The earth was divided by two realms, realms, not kingdoms; one above the earth, the Sky, ruled by the birds. The other, the Land, upon the earth, ruled by the beasts.
In the sky, among the clouds, was a large pile of firewood. How it got there is unknown.
It is believed to be there as a resting place for birds not wanting to rest on land.
One twilight, an enormous eagle dove toward the land. His dive caused an emu on the land to panic, thinking it was being attacked, the emu jumped up and struck the eagle.
The eagle and the emu began a heated argument, then began to fight. The emu, in anger, plucked an eagle feather. The eagle, in its rage, swooped over to the emu nest, grabbing one of her huge eggs in its beak, soared skyward.
As the eagle climbed, he swung his head throwing the egg higher into the sky. The emu
screeched in horror as the egg smashed against the firewood. The yoke breaking, sparked, igniting the firewood, lighting up both realms of the earth.
Suddenly, the earth was bright and beautiful. All were dazzled, but soon relaxed, as the
fire begin to warm. The leader of the Sky saw the light and the warmth it produced as good.
He saw as the fire burned, it produced more heat and comforted all. It also began to
decrease the light and got cooler as the firewood went out. This was a bad thing, he
called all the birds together to gather firewood to keep the fire burning.
As the fire became coals, the light again returned to twilight and darkness.
The birds worked for hours to replenish the firewood.
As they began to pile wood upon the coals, the fire reignited. As the fire got bigger,
there was more light, and warmth.
When the birds had piled on all the wood gathered, the fire again began to decrease in
light and warmth.
Again each twilight, the birds would gather firewood for hours.
After an undetermined time, light and the darkness defined. As the earth warmed and became more beautiful, the realms became one.
The Spirit of the earth saw what the birds had done and what had become of the earth was good. He moved the fire outward from the earth and made it burn all the time.
He made the earth turn. Day and night were created. The birds and the beasts were one with the earth.
The spirit of the earth was pleased. He had created the heavens and the earth, reaching into the earth, he grabbed a handful of dirt in his hands, Smiling, saying all is good, He created Man.
Now, if only, they would cut the damn property tax!
Maybe, the elderly wouln’t have to loose their homes and move to Florida!
Maybe, a God fearin minority member could live here and own a piece of it?
Hello out there in WASP land..
say hey To the folks in Green witch!
Governor Jodi Rell our version of the wicked witch of the east
crossed with Mrs. Ward Cleaver
is out there pounding the proverbial pavement
looking to balance the ole budget AGAIN!
Hit the road Jack and don’t ya Come Back No Mo, No Mo, No Mo, No……..
say the local daughters of the D.A.R. and the Ladies of the Eastern Star
to the rise of minorities in the local school …..
The Good Ole Nutmeg state has quite a mix
hell just about anything goes here!
Land of the Free home of the Brave,
you can even get a state certified Gay marriage
Robin Red breast ain’t our state bird for nothing
one of the first 3 states to protect the early bird getting the worm!
Yup Con neck tee cut is a fine place to live and grow trees
Y’all come up some time for a visit..
just don’t head for the shore cause you can’t get to it
Snob Zoning and All….
You can find just about anything you need
here in the good ole Nutmeg state
(did you know you can get high on Nutmeg?)
have legal hallucinates will travel
so join the local nuts SOUPERS
and come for a visit
just don’t stay too long.
Owls belong to one of two different families or classes,
Even though there are more than 216 types in their masses,
The barn owl - 18 different ones, are in a class all by themselves
The remaining 198 are referred to as true owls, including the elf-
You can tell to which family an owl belongs, in several different ways,
All barn owls are nocturnal, but a few true owl stay awake during the day,
Barn owls have heart shaped faces, true owls have faces that are round,
True owls have ear tufts on their heads, on barn owls they can't be found-
These beautiful creatures are called birds of prey or raptors,
And most of them play the survival role in life, as captors,
Sharp beaks, sharp talons - a “parliament” if in a group together,
They live everywhere on earth, regardless of the weather-
All owls have poor vision looking at something close or near,
But in low light, or at a distance, their vision is exceptionally clear,
Their eyeballs are fixed – they can only focus straight ahead to see,
That’s why their heads can rotate around, a full 270 degrees-
There can be no denying, that an owl hears better than us,
More acute at certain frequencies, the slightest movement on leaves or dust,
Their facial disc acts, not just as a face, but as a radar dish instead,
‘Cause ear openings are behind their eyes and asymmetrically on their heads-
Owls are predatory, and usually swoop down upon their prey,
Most are nocturnal and hunt at night, a few hunt during the day,
Softened edges on their feathers allow them to fly undetected,
Silent killers catching their prey, their presence is unexpected-
Owls make all different kinds of sounds, resonating soft or loud,
It depends on what vocal cords, with which they’ve been endowed,
They hoot, whistle, trill, and some produce a melodic, pretty sound,
But Barn owls have a raspy screech, and their sounds are quite profound-
The elf owl is the smallest – the size of a small sparrow bird,
It will take flight to escape a fight, because peace is what it prefers,
When threatened it plays dead and upon feeling safe, will fly away and GO,
Weighing in at about an ounce and a half, it lives in cacti or a tree hole-
The Blakiston’s Fish Owl is over ten pounds, the heaviest owl you can find,
The powerful Great Horned has no predators, except for those of its own kind,
The Great Grey is the longest, three feet total in length - that’s tall,
And the Eagle Owl has a wing span over six feet - the widest of them all-
The Snowy Owl in Harry Potter, also called the Ghost Owl, is all white,
This owl is diurnal, which means it is active both day and night,
It makes low pitched hooting sounds that can be heard from six miles away,
And it prefers eating arctic lemmings - anywhere from three to five a day!
OWLOLOGY 101 STUDENTS, HOPE YOU'VE LEARNED A THING OR TWO-
THERE'S MUCH MORE TO AN OWL THAN JUST A SIMPLE WHO-O-O !
A bird lays an egg
She keeps it warm
It starts to crack
And it hatches, during a heavy storm
It was a beautiful Lorrikeet
You could tell mother bird was proud
So out of her own happiness
She joyfully tweeted aloud
Time to fly, little Lorrikeet
Mother Bird encourages him
So he jumps off the tree
And swoops through the sky like a queen bee
On a quiet night
A van pulls up to the tree
A shadowy figure scales it well
And he was tranquilized, faster than you could to five
Daybreak in a pet shop
He was in a cage, that's all Lorrikeet knew
Surrounded by a rainbow of birds
Name a bird and It was in view
The other birds learnt of Lorrikeet's intelligence
But then they bullied him for it
Lorrikeet grew depressed
There was no bird to make him not want to throw himself in a pit
So Lorrikeet was trapped
Trapped in a cruel world of hate
One day he'll be free
But there is no specified date
But then a little girl walked into the Pet store
But like anyone her age, she was looking at the puppies
Little girl asked Mum for a pup, but she said no
But then the tears roll down her face, What a sad show
Then something is spied in the corner of her eye
The beautiful Lorrikeet looking out of the glass cage
The little girl runs up to the cage and admires the beauty of the birds
Which are staring at the girl like one giant herd
The little girl decided for ages
Deciding which bird. There were cages and cages
But then Lorrikeet tweeted. Oh It was beautiful like a flute
The Little girl said it was a lovely toot
And so Lorrikeet was chosen
Chosen to be taken home by this sweet innocent child
Lorrikeet was happy to leave the cage of sorrow
He'll be playing with bells and eating the finest seed this time tomorrow
I wrote this poem to teach that through the hardship of bullying, victims can go on to
live long fulfilling lives. Which is the only thing that keeps my head high :)
Lost Canadian Goose
by Genevieve Stevens
The young Canadian goose was lost in flight,
Not knowing which way to turn-
Now he depended on instinct and sight,
And what he had already learned-
The clouds engulfed all his air space,
And for the skein his heart did yearn-
They were migrating north in springtime,
Towards their nesting grounds to return-
He was sure he could navigate the course,
But he really needed to see-
For now it was against time that he raced,
Hoping that soon with them he would be-
He flew at an altitude of 3,000 feet,
a normal migration height geese fly-
’but then remembered on a few occasions,
they’d go up to 27,00 feet high!
He tried to get his bearings,
by estimating their rate of speed-
Canadian Geese can cover 1,500 miles a day,
He’d have to fly faster to succeed-
The little Canadian goose geared up,
and charged right through the clouds-
He spotted black feathered necks and feet,
and heard honking real loud-
His father was in the lead,
of the “V” formation that geese fly-
His mother was right behind,
Asking, “Where did he go and why?”
The little Canadian goose remained in back,
Until all of them touched the ground-
Mother emerged from the gaggle with glee,
Happy her son was found-
Mom and father were together for life-
In the geese world that’s how it goes-
Now it was this turn to find a mate,
He made it just in time to propose!
We are shiny, sleek, black birds,
don’t underestimate our wit,
we are of the corvid family,
the most "intelligent,"
We are passerines,
the largest of their kind,
19,000 feet up in the sky,
look and us you'll find-
For an average of 21 years,
we may fly upon this earth,
weighing up to 4 1/2 pounds,
but less than an ounce at birth-
We can mimic your speech,
and are among the smartest fowl,
we’re clever and shrewd,
and like a wolf, can howl,
A constable, a conspiracy,
and an unkindness we're called,
teaming together for take-downs,
we can make larger prey fall-
We make complex decisions,
and at times frolic and play,
performing acrobatic tricks in the air
at any time during the day-
We nest in desert rock cavities,
and in tall forest conifer trees,
and hide in beach cliff crevices
that hang out over the coastal seas-
On land we take others’ food,
that we’ve managed to cunningly seize,
letting others do the hard work first,
and then taking what we please-
In ancient times, we fueled the myths,
of symbols both good and bad,
We have a wide repertorie of calls,
To not be understood makes us very sad-
Quoth the Ravens!
She watched the mountain intently
Like a bird who’s nestling of dwelling, complains
Yet, neither will move --
A surge of genius
Strikes the hollowed core ~
Worrisome thoughts she shan’t abide…
A mother’s love still strives,
Strong willed fledgling must now -- fly
Search to build, its -- own nest
-- Mother bird soars above the mountain -- mind at rest
An elder once said teach them well in the ways they must go… Like a hawk one must keep a
watchful eye for they are still your prizes; you never know when they may come home to
roost again... Or at least visit…
However, if they can't respect the home then its time
For them to fly on their own...
A man was frightened and entered into a room,
He fell in the corner and touched a broom,
He read that wording to touch a middle pot,
You can get some money that’s I have lot.
When he touched a pot it grew up a tree,
Please pour me water otherwise you aren’t free.
He picked a pot and starts to search water,
When he found a well he heard a loud laughter,
I need someone’s blood if you need pot water,
Otherwise don’t blame me I have a man slaughter,
He suddenly saw a bird and thought to kill him,
But bird said, you can slaughter me first go and tell him.
He told him to the well, I have a bird to kill,
Do you accept the blood that is only my thrill?
Mice heard the talk and he got a shock,
Why is he killing a bird, he has blood hoick?
Why is your heart n’t kind and have no mercy?
Please forgive him a bird I have a clue courtesy,
I can cut your wein you can donate blood to a well,
I am offering my friendship, that’s my thrill.
He was happy to donate blood and got water a pot,
When he poured water to a tree he laughed lot,
A big fish eats a little never have a mercy thought,
Friendship can solve a problem that’s my money pot.
A little Bird,
Moved for living,
He had chosen a tree,
When he saw his native man.
He didn’t frightened,
He welcomed him and sang a song,
Tried to fragrant his love,
And danced on the branches.
One day a guest came,
And parked his car under the tree,
When he saw the bird droppings
He stared into the man’s eyes.
He felt insult,
He had decided to cut down the tree,
He didn’t notice,
Baby birds are growing in the nest,
Tree fell down on his mouth,
They cut the branches in pieces,
When a cat saw the little birds,
They were hiding for their life.
A Man was standing in front,
He didn’t stop them,
He provoked her,
Innocents were her taste.
A bird was crying above the shade,
He noticed, a dog, cat and man,
Everyone was dumb and deaf,
No bird came back to sing them a song.