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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: July 4, 2020      Views: 43

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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A Chime Operandi
"Shikra" by Dolly'sPoems

Such bravery can be displayed,
dismayed are other birds;
their pluck confirms their great crusade
that brings them good returns.
This bird of prey hunts bigger meals
like partridge meat,
or peafowl treat,
a tasty eat,
their meat is sweet,
completes his day of tough ordeals.



Author Notes
The Shikra bird is a small raptor bird of prey native to Asia and Africa and their sharp call is often mimicked by Drongos. These birds have great courage and the ability to hunt larger birds including partridges, crows and peafowl, they also hunt squirrels, snakes and lizards. A Punjabi poet called Shiv Kumar Batalvi wrote a poem about a lost love that he compares to a Shikra, called (Main is Shikra Yaar Banaya).

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The Chime Operandi

The complex rhyming scheme is below. The poem has 10 lines. Written in iambic meter.

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x x x x x x x c
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x d x x x x x c
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