Sunday, November 7, 2010

43 - Ostrich

Very large ostriches.
Magnificent birds
feathers alone worth having.

As the ostriches approached,
in our direction
they varied their pace,
as though in sport

springing, trotting, galloping and chasing
each other round and round
so that their approach was by no means rapid.

Only one was male,
the white plumes of the wings
and tail contrasting finely
with the deep glossy black
of the neck and body.
pg 193
Painted on back inside cover of Vol. 1
Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann Wyss
Altered by Sasheena Kurfman 2010

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