Cuckoo the Wily
Cuckoo’s reference in the Bible
In Leviticus and in Deuteronomy aisle
Amongst the birds not to be eaten in prohibition
The Jewish ordered to hold it in aversion
Pre-monsoon time hot spell
Echoes of song Cuckoo fill
Compel consider treatise tale
Imprint for future survival sale
The slender male makes
A loud pleasant Coo-oo sound,
Often in a row three times
As well a wow-wow-wow sound
Song in melody on twigs mango dwell
Enchanted mesmerised under spell
Harmonies fill in air for human drowsy
Foster bird ready to pay price heavy
Gowk in Scotland Cuckow in the UK
Rain Crow the cuckoo American
Koyal or koel in India OK
With title the Nightingale Indian
Winter months in Africa
During March-April to Europa
Spring and summer in Europe normal
Even as far north within Arctic Circle
End of July depart from the UK
Until August or September a few lurk
Song, a sign of spring, blossom cherries
England and Europe celebrate for centuries
Written umpteen number of stories
Songs several sung in memories
Foot special with toes pointing ponder
Two forward and two backward brims
Foot structure subtle and slender
Run swiftly over the ground trims
Climb vertically up on stems straight
Chase creepy-crawly an easy bait
Main distinctive characteristic
A distinction in their chant charismatic
Much more marked differences pertinent
In Asia, Africa and Australia continent
Parental instincts passed genes dare
Cherubic Robin of west on anvil
Play healthy in nest foster care
Shrewd crow well in tandem civil
Man made excess a heaven
Crow domestic clever in company
Foods reject plenty in bin fallen
Advance progeny safety in many
Spring time to breed pair enliven
Gather hectic dry twigs fallen
Weave nest sticky and sturdy woven
Firm in corner safe forks many stiffen
Appear from skies high and blue
Stranger arrival from far lands clue
Safe target nest in selection
Caution partner in invitation
Signal safe welcome abode treat
Echo basin resound tune darling in sweet
Cheats in pair select foster lair
Perch on stem and branches gear mare
Shift in swift nippy escape attack
Off from seize native sidetrack
Tricks many rapid in move
Beguile the native in chase alcove
Far from den nest clear for hen
Rush lay an egg chance brighten
In nest sure and safe candid alien
Effort in progress not in pine bloodline
Astounding practice phenomenon in adopt
Store in gene pass on lineage in tact
Path safe made nest doorway
Hen lays an egg instant away
Devour eggs destitute genuine
Deceit in tinge and design
Rest entrust on owner shoulder
Binding reason mysterious boulder
Cheat at work chick crafty and clever
Make minding foster nest clear
Greedy proclaim room for only mine
But carefully beneath yours dine
Imprint so cogent heredity
Foster in bait a certainty
Hatch amongst native in haste
Chick in solitude growth fast
Awareness ambience by touch
Even while ogle in stitch
Greed occupy whole in sole
Promoter nest tiny in whole
Role rest real out of nest trick
Natives in form egg or chick
Mimic real in cry unerring
Sound presence of many enduring
Spur adults to bring in more
To quench thirst appease hunger
The convinced cultivator sentiment
Incessant Indefatigable and diligent
Absorbed assiduous anxious and adoring
Tireless toil feed visor jumbo young
Fast growth, flutter wings, early flight
Metamorphose reveals trickster plight
Distinct In tinge and trait
Come September time right
Ready to desert the host master
Unmindful native toil on toaster
Calls alike steer match frequency
Guide to tag and trail the real in urgency
Fly faraway lands in South unseen and unknown
Trade of trickster trust no interruption
Announce spring for years to come
Play picture recur legend known outcome
Grand masters of deception
Dup foster parents inception
Even in size six times greater
Industry childcare unaware render
Victimized species clever catch
Fraud in the egg stage hitch
Roll the cuckoo egg out of nest
Lesson learnt much labour lost
Clever foster bird roof over nest
With a cuckoo egg as pest
Neo nest on top of the old
Lay more eggs of own breed
UV appearance of the eggs vital
Enable intelligent evolved Blackcaps
Recognise the new eggs as impostors
UV wavelengths help spot Cuckoo in the nest
A bird that nails killer chicks
Australia's superb Fairy-Wren
Revolutionize recognize spot a murderer
Evolve equip eliminate intruder
Man made Icons
Cuckoo’s call imitated by clock
World's largest cuckoo clock
Ticks on top of a cheese factory
Many a tourist magnet crockery
At Swiss-theme Alpine Homestead Restaurant
Intricate 23.5-foot-tall ornament
Decades in heated competition
Battled with the Bavarian Clock Haus reputation
In Frankenmuth, Michigan the largest in title sensation
Icon capture cultivation age old tradition
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Don’t build own nests
Lay their eggs in other bees’ nests
Some cuckoo bees resemble bumblebees
They lay their eggs in bumblebee nests
Their young raised by bumblebee workers
Cuckoo wasps figured out long ago
The best source of food for their larvae other wasp larvae
And what better way to feed them
Than by leaving the larvae in another wasp's nest
Brilliantly-colored deadbeat mom
Lays eggs inside the nests of solitary bees and wasps
When the cuckoo larvae hatch,
They feed on the larvae and food left by the actual nest builders
Ardent trackers tied-up time immemorial
Watch wait and observe analyze territorial
How life forms thrive in harsh environment
Depend on each and wok for each to advent
Salutes to all those many tied to track trial
Uncover arduous task on lifestyle secrets survival
Nature nurture consistent to one and all cordial
With no difference in challenges known in real
Gratitude in line and much not in mention
Narrator Sir David Attenborough first in caution
Professor Nick Davies, Sir David, Stephen Adams,
Scottish farmer, Mr Tripeny of Coxmuir
A forester Adolf Muller at Gladenbach in Darmstadt,
Thompson, B. Irel, Stephen Pincock, HB Tristram,
Naomi Langmore and colleagues,
... ... ...
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
it is those who know little, and not those who know much,
who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Learn what is true in order to do what is right.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences.
No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Misery is a match that never goes out.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact,
not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.
No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation,
and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them.
Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are
concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that
all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions.
And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too,
then you can hear God thinking.
Every animal leaves traces of what it was;
man alone leaves traces of what he created.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent?
Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding.
This is why science has succeeded where magic failed:
because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
That is the essence of science:
ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world.
That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.
For each of our actions there are only consequences.
Geological change usually takes thousands of years to happen but
we are seeing the climate changing not just in our lifetimes but also year by year.
If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution,
it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around.
Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
Life does more than adapt to the Earth.
It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
Nature favours those organisms
which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.
One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.