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Nash’s Words Trash the Bird

image by Brent Eades

image by Brent Eades

Regular Grub Street Grackle contributor Ogden “Not Bogdan” Nash has a few choice words for our patron avian:

The grackle’s voice is less than mellow,
His heart is black, his eye is yellow,
He bullies more attractive birds
With hoodlum deeds and vulgar words,
And should a human interfere,
Attacks that human in the rear.
I cannot help but deem the grackle
An ornithological debacle.

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3 Responses to “Nash’s Words Trash the Bird”

  1. Mr. Nash seems to have been running out of rhyming combinations. He uses the opening rhyme in “A Drink With Something In It”.

    There is something about a Martini,
    A tingle remarkably pleasant;
    A yellow, a mellow Martini;
    I wish I had one at present.
    There is something about a Martini,
    Ere the dining and dancing begin,
    And to tell you the truth,
    It is not the vermouth–
    I think that perhaps it’s the gin.

    Posted by Michael Yost | August 28, 2013, 5:11 pm
  2. But when the flock’s in flight
    Like starlings, it’s an earthling’s delight.

    Posted by John James | August 28, 2013, 6:10 pm

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