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Haiku Chain: Grackle Mating Calls
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For Karen, who loves imitating the grackles. :)

Let me explain: Karen will hear a male grackle's call and will imitate it. The poor fellow, already hot and bothered and EXTREMELY frustrated, looks around for the female...where...IS...she? She also cracks up when they poof out their feathers, she says they look so stupid and wonders if they'll explode! LOL

grackle mating calls
sound a little desperate -
the neeeeeeeed for relief

in pooooofed out feathers
and just-about ruptured throats -
will she be enticed

will she ignore him
or will she fall for his act -
only time will tell

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
This is lovely!
Love and Hugs, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/6/2006
Delightful chain, Karla...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/5/2006
Very well done Karla,
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/5/2006
he he....Great job..

((( Hugs And Love, JoAnne ))
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/5/2006

Those great-tailed grackles are something else, aren't they? They have certainly been bitten by the love bug and the spring season! LOL Excellent write about an annoying but fun to watch member of the bird world; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/5/2006
I agree with Eileen below completely
This series of birds and Kus is extremely good..
I love the grackles and their mating display...
Love and Blessings
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/5/2006
I daresay that the female crackle doen't think it looks so stupid.
Reviewed by David Young 4/5/2006
The picture matches the verse well done in style.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/5/2006
Karla these are great! Is Karen okay with that analogy;-) lol!
I love the pic too! Your recent series of ku's and birds etc has been superb!

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