Love Affair


On the rooftops of fish-town

The passionate pigeons

Roost and revel in twosome bliss.

Evening sun and a lonely antenna

Provide them a stronghold

Opposing the earth.

Here they coo their infinite mantras.


Kissing and billing,

Their beaks start to clatter

And feathers are flying,

The action direct:

The lad mounts the lady

Convincing and straight.

With fluttering wings



Three times he conquers.


Emerging victorious,

Needless to say:

This cock, to be sure, remains

King for the day.


From Animal Kingdom



© HMH, 2013

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