Sunday, June 7, 2009

Feeding frenzy

Rainbow lorikeets have been feasting on this tree at Lagoon Reserve.
I found these amazingly appropriate words from Les Murray:

'or the daily

parrot gang with green pocketknife wings.
Bristling food for tough delicate
raucous life, each flower comes

as a spray in its own turned vase,
a taut starburst, honeyed model
of the tree's fragrance crisping in your head'

from Flowering Eucalypt in Autumn

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