Oh, oh Kakapo
You are the world's rarest
Dweller on the ground- Ancient parrot
Your tinged emerald hue is the fairest,
The greatest respect you merit.
Oh, oh Kakapo
Magnificent New Zealand you are from
Never had an enemy,
Until the humans did come
Bringing the ship's rats
and the scary cats
When the Europeans arrived
You had no chance to survive
In your island country
There were hundreds of thousands
Committed to a small jail cell
There now survives so very few.
*Dedicated to one of the most amazing, and rarest
birds in the world, the Kakapo from New Zealand.
62 are currently left in existence.
Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2010
Have you heard of the Kakapo?
A Kakapo … I guess the answer’s no!
Kakapo’s are a breed of parrot but they cannot fly
They are far too heavy and would fall from the sky!
Kakapo’s can live for a hundred years…
A hundred years – I couldn’t believe my ears
It may sound strange yes even quite absurd
But I’ve fallen in love with this cute rare bird
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016
A STORMY DAY IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS
An environmentalist in love with his endowment, cast an eye upon the defender
of nature’s delicate balance, she the soul queen of conservation, together the two assimilate like the prevailing hurricane lock horns as the beast would in battle.The vibration rattles the old tin roof of our cabin, while the black possums scarper
far below blank out the sun
The tempest cuts through the backwoods far beyond the horizon, deep
in camouflage torments the deanery of elementary life forms. Flashes
of lightning waver through the gloom become centre stage, thunder
rumbles on, a drum roll an intro to a symphony of hail harmoniously
pounding the diverse depth of the valley
drowning in colour
the forest canopy yields
© Harry J Horsman 2017
Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2017
There once was a recent true garden of eden not too long ago.
It wasn't inhabited with people. It was inhabited by the Kakapo.
They had no natural enemies in their garden of eden,
no predators to stalk these docile flightless birds always land dwelling
so they never evolved to sense and flee from any danger
because danger never existed in the Kakapo garden. Danger was a stranger.
These docile living creatures maybe
actually experienced a life of true blissful serenity.
Their heaven on earth, so to speak.
The humans arrived and settled bringing pets/predators with them
as well as much of the many variety of predatory vermin
and so now the Kakapo has lost it's true garden of eden.
Why? Why else? Because of humans.
They're an endangered specie also and that's truly an unforgivable sin.
We suposedly had once our true garden of eden
and I gues our attitude now is, "If we can't have ours back, well then neither wil anything."
Inspired by Amy Green's blog
Copyright © SillyBilly theKidster | Year Posted 2010