Sunday, 6 April 2008

The peacock

I went to the village
and what did I see?
A great big blue peacock
was looking at me.

He spread out his feathers
to frighten me off,
but I wasn't scared;
I stayed put and laughed.

I was hunting for snails;
it had been raining then
and I didn't expect
birds to be penning me in.

Why was he there
in my own orange grove,
as if twas a field
of his very own?

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We keep chickens and turkeys for food, but when someone puts a peacock in the coop, it's just for his own pleasure. And if you want to know what I found in our orange grove in Fournes, Chania, Crete (close to the lake in Ayia) last Thursday, click here.


  1. the poem enhanced the picture! lovely!

  2. The photography is very good.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio now playing the part of Mrs. Zac Efron's employee.