Friday, 2 May 2008

Brood parasites

too fat for the nest
the young cuckoo throws out
the other chicks -
I think about our follies,
our desperate greed


for Totally Optional Prompts

8 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, it does make you think about human nature too..

Janice Thomson said...

A lot of layers here to think about Juliet. Excellent tanka.

my backyard said...

You have such a great gift for putting an unexpected spin on a prompt.

Jo said...

great juxtaposition

polona said...

great tanka!
things in nature happen for a purpose whereas...

christine said...

An image humans can take to heart when we take upmore than our fair share. Succinct and vivid.

Linda Jacobs said...

So few words. So much meaning! There are too many nests like this, I'm afraid!

Selma said...

Now, this is why I love to visit!