Lorikeets


Flickr Image by kirschann

The lorikeets all screech and swoop,
Gregariously they gather.
And into dusk dance in a loop,
The lorikeets all screech and swoop.
Then near red bottle-brush they group,
To form a colourful slather.
The lorikeets all shriek and swoop,
Gregariously they gather.

Form: Triolet

Shared withΒ dVerse Poets Pub
Oz Poetic SocietyΒ Weekly Poem,Β 2nd June 2012

The triolet (triolay) is a classic repeating form that dates back to medieval French minstrels. There are eight lines, usually in iambic tetrameter daDUMdaDUMdaDUMdaDUM, with a rhyme scheme of ABaAabAB. The upper case letters designate repeating lines, so that lines 1, 4 and 7 and lines 2 and 8 repeat.

The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.
Source: Birds in Backyards

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