DPC POETRY: Diablotin

Diablotin,
you little devil!
You’re so far from being evil…
Your behaviour
does not inspire terror:
Uncanny
you may be,
uncalculating, uncaged…
It’s your instinct –
A basic,
nothing preternatural,
not diabolical…
Maybe pixilated;
’tis just your breed…
Some have not heard
that you are just a local bird.

(c) 2012 Lion’Art

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9 Comments

  1. me na
    July 12, 2013

    thought it was morne diablotin….lol

  2. July 10, 2013

    Like the flit and flutter of Diablotin’s wing…magnificent and begging of further view. Well done Les Li, aka Lion Art!

  3. beholder
    July 6, 2013

    A local bird
    So I have heard
    But
    Do you know its cry
    And have you seen it fly?

  4. River Street
    July 5, 2013

    Yes I, today’s lesson. Sweet and intetesting

  5. Zafa Domnik
    July 5, 2013

    History recall
    you’ve said it all
    Diablotin a bird?
    Surprised? Few have heard…

  6. Noxi D'Kawat
    July 5, 2013

    Nice, lots of folks have forgotten this bird, Diablotin. This piece is like a nature lesson my friend. Schooling all those who had no clue – Diablotin was a bird first!

  7. Jenny James
    July 5, 2013

    Les Li,all along I thought the Diablotin, was devilish!!…A lovely comforting piece,that it is a exotic bird…Wonderfully written…

  8. DCW
    July 5, 2013

    Tell them

  9. Les Li
    July 5, 2013

    Poem by Les Li

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