Thursday, 17 January 2013

How well it can the Pelican

This neat poem about a Pelican was brought to my notice recently. It is written by Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879 – 1972). Edward Lear also wrote a nonsense verse and song about the Pelican. Merritt's poem seems to be the last word on Pelicans so I thought I would consult a few rhyming aids and have a go myself.
(As beneath the picture below)

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm darned if I see how the hellican!

How well it can the Pelican

Most gregarious the water bird Pelican
with a pouch the size of a jerry can
cooperative feeder colonial breeder
when in flight is far from pedestrian

Such a wonder the avian Pelican
guzzles much more than a Gannet can
Soar glide or skim whatever its whim
so quick of the mark this antelucan

(Antelucan: of the time just before daybreak)
I know very little about Pelicans apart from that John Grisham novel.
The special info included here was taken from Wikipedia Link

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