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The big black cokatoo

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The big black cokatoo

Big black Cockatoos

Weeeh!, weeeh! Weeeh!
The big black birds arrive
The biggest Cockatoo’s around
So wild, and so alive
They touch my heart like poetry
As they glide high in the air
I am stunned by all their majesty
As they come from everywhere.

Thirty, forty, fifty
I count, then I lose score
They fill the sky, these big black birds
So many times before
They have flown above my head
As they come both morn and night
And fill me up with blessed awe
As I wonder at their might.

They alight upon the trees
All filled with Banksia flowers
Then tear the trees to pieces
With the force of all their power
As I wonder at these mighty birds
And feel them touch my soul
I let all their magnificence
Join the dusk to make me whole.


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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 12:45:00 AM
    There's the straight Black one red under wing, not quite like our noisy white ones, then there's the longer tail buggers with red or orange in the tail....talk like a big parrot? great poem mate~!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Don You seem to know a lot more about these birds that I do, but I adore it when they fly over our house. The Corellas do the same. but they are a lot more raucus. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Gorgeous. They look like small winged submarines gliding in the air. Thanks for a wonderful memory. Their screeching is something to behold. SuZ

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/30/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks suZ I am happy that I gave you some memories of our beautiful country. It's the first day of summer today. I appreciate your kind comments my friend....peter