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Birds’ Nests

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Façade of the Nairobi University

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Birds’ Nests

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Nests of breeding

For feathered birds

Seats of learning

For human nerds

Suffering agonies

Student bodies

Studying binaries

Or antiquities

Make their homes

In the cavities

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Image: Mutua Matheka

©DGA 22 November 2011 06:41

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

22 thoughts on “Birds’ Nests

  1. well..that’s a very strange angle for a photo, but isn’t it amazing… I am not at all surprised that birds nest in there, they would be daft if they did not take advantage of ‘high rise’ accommodation..

    Good post Denise , and was I number 2

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  2. Very good Adee…have a super day.

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  3. it took a long time for me to figure out the picture…cool perspective…wicked flow to this adee…and you capture a simple reality and make it special. i like…

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  4. Cool pic. Spot on poem. 😀

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  5. Nice poem Denise, and I thought I had seen that picture before and then I saw Mutua’s name at the bottom. Thank you for sharing the gifts of the both of you.

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  6. I just loved this one!

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  7. I am a sucker for strange buildings, and I love this photo. Your poem fits it exactly, Denise.

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  8. Birds and students make a nest
    As each resolve to do their best,

    A mission given before their birth
    Carried foreward while on earth.

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  9. Great use of that unusual facade! Both on your part and on that of the birds.

    Something that struck me: it almost begs to be stretched a little further to bring in some reference to wasps’ nests and honeycombs?

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    • One could go further as you suggest, Col., but I was concentrating on the birds laying their eggs in their nests, and the students giving birth to new ideas…

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  10. Fantastic photo. It looks like something from a Sci Fi movie. I love it. Your poem fits it perfectly. Very clever and well done!

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  11. Thank you so much, Selma. I have been so impressed with the photo since I first saw it. I just knew I had to use it as a subject.

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