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 Comments 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

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  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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