The Curlew’s Cry

Confident cry

Bubble of plaintive joy

Bursts and adorns the sky

With musical curlicues

Elegant curlew

Beats its way across water

To mud flats

Probes the ooze and silt

With a distinctive

Downward curving bill

© Kim M. Russell, 2015

Curlew 3

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