Thursday, October 7, 2010

21 - The Turkey

The figs
being ripe
immense flocks
of ortolans and pigeons
were attracted thither.
We found
the first detachment
of birds
already busy
with the fruit.
To our joy
we also found
of gourds and pumpkins

in all stages of ripeness
covered the ground.
pg 146 - 147
Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann Wyss
Altered by Sasheena Kurfman 2010

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