Tag Archives: parents

NOOK AND CRANNY BABIES

NOOK AND CRANNY BABIES

Concrete blocks decorated with holes

Triangular in aspect…

Useful as young bird folds

As one might suspect.

Parent birds visit frequently,

Bringing bits of food…

Nests are packed in succinctly

With developing broods.

Landlords try to ignore the mess,

Little birds delight…

Generally wait til the fledgling’s done

Before they wash the blocks bright.

–Jonathan Caswell

TWO RELATED GINGER LIMERICKS

THIS REDHEAD’S PARENTS

I was both ginger and black,

Both parent’ genes got a whack…

Ginger guard hairs

And black “downstairs,”

Wish I had the ginger back!

–J. E.C.

WELL-ARMED

Some folks shell out shekels

To rid their skin of freckles…

My upper arms

Have freckle swarms

Hiding away from the heckles!

–J.E.C.