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WINGED MIGRATION

No one knew that birds migrated,
many thought they turned to mice,
wintering under leaves and grasses,
underneath the snow and ice.

One spring day someone found a stork
that was wounded and had died
with an arrow in its body,
on a dusty German roadside.

Not from northern hunter's arrow
or from European bow
did this stork lay on the ground
with a wound that brought it low.

In the spring of 1822
scientists learned about migration
from a stork with Africa’s arrow,
advancing bird-lovers’ education.

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Date: 3/18/2019 7:45:00 PM
Interesting thoughts here. I learn something new everyday. Thank you for sharing my friend. Every time I see birds drifting in an open sky, I will think of these words. :) Brandy
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