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"Colouring Of Pigeons"

Northern forms existed in their own homes
thousand – yellow - cocoons
under – over - through
A few southern vegetable forms
on the mountains of Borneo
under - over - through
donkey – peacock - goose
In the mouth of the river
a strange – scene - it is
every – thing - in flames
The sky with lightning
and the water, luminous
a strange – scene - it is
under - over - through

Six weeks old
Henrietta smiled for the first time
tail – habits – proof
instinct – that - moves
Emma saw him smile
not only with lips
but eyes
Erasmus – grab - a spoon
Europe - hides – wool
Mr Peacock and Captain Beaufort
endemic - alpine - grooves
bread-fruit – cinnamon - tunes
Tonight it’s blowing
thick bodies of spray whirled across the bay
Whatever - might - have been
the cause - of the – retreat

Columbia
livia

great ages through
course of days

Tumblers
Jacobins

beak shapes
skeletal traits

Runts and
Carriers

wooden
hexagonal cage

Pouters
and Fantails

tail feathers
at what age?

grey and white
spotted

markings
in making

my great
amusement

behind Land house a gental cooing
behind Land house the offspring’s moving

The delight of once again being home
The delight of once again being home