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Big foot Bird- Purple Gallinule
Floating structures
Nests of Purple Gallinule

Vagrant travelers
Swamphens adapt to survive
Life span of twenty two years.

Linda Lee Lyberg

Photo Courtesy of: Tracy Villalobos

7 thoughts on “#Tanka:Swamphen

  1. Black water Hattie lived back in the swamp
    Where the strange green reptiles crawl
    Snakes hang thick from the cypress trees
    Like sausage on a smokehouse wall
    Where the swamp is alive with a thousand eyes
    An’ all of them watching you
    Stay off the track to Hattie’s Shack in the back of the Black Bayou

  2. Nice, love the fact that you wrote above the Swamphen (Pukeko in NZ which is taken from the moari language).
    A poem with very few words but tells the whole story. Thank you.
    Hope you are having a great day and an even better weekend.

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