alcedo atthis


alcedo atthis ( sihtta odecla )

as the pastures moo

blue is bolting through

      blink & miss a gem

      of a feathered friend

by the river’s run

orange on a mission

      regent of the fish

     see the queen of swish

spot the monarch’s passing

long live the kings

      winged like a dragon

      flies or a wyvern

white whirred stripes

ceyx is speeding – lo

     alcycone goes

     faster than the clappers

quicker than a midge

sticklebacks or shrimps

      slicker than a squint

      or a finger on the button

of a camera – catch it – quick

been before binoculars

      lightning in flight

     gone like a phantom

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