Night Parrot

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Subject: Night Parrot
From: "Jill Dark" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 19:59:54 +1000

I'm not sure how helpful this is to the discussion but I thought it might amuse 
some of you!

Jill Dark




          You can leave the night to the Night Parrot

          As far as I am concerned.

          I've seen Eyrean Grasswrens and Orange Chats,

          I've seen birds till my eyeballs burned,

          But I'm giving up on the Night Parrot.

          I declare the searching adjourned.


          Night Parrots drink in the night time.

          Most birds drink in the day.

          So here we sit in the sand dunes

          Shivering away,

          With our spotlight down by the waterhole,

          Doing our bit for science,

          And all we ask of this dopey bird

          Is a modicum of compliance.

          To come and drink at the waterhole

          And let us go home to bed.


          You can leave the night to the Night Parrot.

          There is nothing more to be said.


          Graham Alcorn.  Coongie Lakes, 1988.

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