NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 24, a Peacock Poem
Pretty Birds; You woke me
Send you home for your daily groom
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- The instructions from Margaret:
- "For today's challenge, write about "beauty" or the symbolism that represents one of the most beautiful birds of creation, the Peacock - keeping in mind not all the myths, superstitions, folktales, and beliefs are necessarily "beautiful"."
- Margaret has in her post, linked above, references to others who wrote of the beauty of the Peacock. You might wish to check some of those out if you have time, also listen to video she found. My favorite is found by clicking on the word 'HERE' in her line, "HERE is a fascinating link - A few excerpts from the link are:" It will take you to Minnie Mathews' research post, The Peacock in Myth, Legend, and 19th Century History. Or you can graze the few excerpts she has posted.
- My poem is relived from true experiences back in the 80's and 90's when we lived in Friendswood, Texas. A neighbor down the street kept a coop having a pair of peacocks. Their stay was almost part time as they could escape the coop, or they would get loose and be forgotten to be locked up for the night. Invariably they would then sleep on top of their house and/or go wandering through the neighborhood, seemingly seeking us out for waking up to feed them. Their call was the most awful screech you could imagine.